Usain Bolt Leads Field of Olympic Heavyweights in Jamaican Invitational

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Usain Bolt Leads Field of Olympic Heavyweights in Jamaican Invitational
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Rare as it may seem, there will be a Usain Bolt sighting today.

In his first public attempt of 2012 in the 100-meters, Bolt will finally give the world a glimpse of his fitness level in the lead-up to the Olympic Games this summer in London.

The JN Jamaica International Invitational will provide an Olympics launching point for Bolt and a few of his buddies.

But don't be so blinded by the spotlight on Bolt that you miss the supporting cast.

This meet is loaded.

Bolt's training partner and heir-apparent, Yohan Blake, will run in the 200-meters, American sprint sensation Carmelita Jeter will attempt a sub-11 in the women's 100-meters and world-leading quarter miler Sanya Richards-Ross is toeing the line in the women's 400-meters.

Try these other names on for size:

 

Men's 100m

Nesta Carter, Daniel Bailey, Richard Thompson, Doc Patton.

 

Men's 200m

Nickel Ashmeade, Jaysuma Saidy Ndure, Rasheed Dwyer, Warren Weir.

 

Women's 100m

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Kelly-Ann Baptiste.

 

 

Women's 400m

Novlene Williams-Mills, Rosemarie Whyte, Kaliese Spencer.

 

Men's 400m Hurdles

Bershawn "Batman" Jackson, Danny McFarlane, Leford Green, Isa Phillips.

 

Women's 400m Hurdles

Melaine Walker, Ristananna Tracey, Stephanie McPherson.

 

Women's 100m Hurdles

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Tiki James.

 

Women's Long Jump

Brittney Reese, Brianna Glenn, Janay Deloach, Jovenee Jarrett

A free live stream, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, is available here.

More meet information is available here.

 

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