KINGSTON (Sporting Alert) — Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt opened his 2012 campaign on a winning note after anchoring Racers Track Club to victory in the 4x100m relay at the UTech Classic on Saturday.

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Bolt, who finally got his season up and running after delaying its start twice, ran the last leg of the Racers team which clocked a world-leading 37.82 seconds in Kingston.

The team also included Mario Forsythe, world 100m champion Yohan Blake and Kimmari Roach.

An Asafa Powell-led MVP side, which also included Michael Frater and Nesta Carter – finished second in a time of 38.27 in the cool and wet condition at the National Stadium.

“It was my first run and I am happy I got through,” Bolt was quoted as saying.

“It was a bit chilly with some rain but this is what we are used to in Europe so it is OK.”

The sprint double world record said he’s in no rush in his preparation.

“”Everything is coming together,” he said.

“We have about 100 days to go before the Olympics so I am just taking my time and working on what I need to,” he added.


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