Usain Bolt Leads Field of Olympic Heavyweights in Jamaican Invitational
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:
Nesta Carter, Daniel Bailey, Richard Thompson, Doc Patton.
Nickel Ashmeade, Jaysuma Saidy Ndure, Rasheed Dwyer, Warren Weir.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Kelly-Ann Baptiste.
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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