MELBOURNE, Australia — Usain Bolt will lineup again in the mixed 4x100m relay in the second round of the Nitro Athletics series in Melbourne, but he’s selected a different leg to carry the baton. Channel Seven in Australia will stream the event live online, while for USA viewers, Live streaming on FloTrack (paid).
The world record holder over 100m and 200m ran the second leg for the Bolt All-Stars in the relay last Saturday but has decided to move to the third leg this time.
Asafa Powell, who ran the first leg on opening night, will also be making a switch, as the former 100m world record holder will now run the second leg and hand the baton to Bolt.
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Meanwhile, the second round of the Nitro Athletics series got off to a thrilling start in the mixed 4x400m with Team England edging out Team Australia for the win.
The quartet of Hannah Williams, Christine Ohuruogu, Conrad Williams and Theo Campbell battled all the way to the line to break the hearts of the home supporters.
“It sucked to lose like that,” said Alex Hartmann of Team Australia. “I don’t even remember the race, I was so in the zone.
“I hit the 250m mark and then next 100 wasn’t pretty”
Meanwhile, American Jenna Prandini secured maximum points for the Bolt All-Stars in the women’s 60m dash after she posted a time of 7.27 seconds to win the event.