News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. April 10, 2015: The world’s fastest man, Jamaican Usain Bolt, is set to run at the IAAF / BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) announced this week.
The announcement comes as Bolt attended the U.S. townhall meeting for young leaders of the Americas in Kingston with U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday.
The second edition of the competition takes place in Nassau, The Bahamas, on the weekend of May 2-3.
“I’m happy to be part of the Jamaican team for the IAAF / BTC World Relays in the Bahamas. I am fit, healthy and ready to run,” commented Bolt. “I hear the meet was a lot of fun last year and there was a great atmosphere. Jamaica has a long and successful tradition in relays and when we put on the national colours we always do our best to make the country proud.”
The IAAF World Relays is the biggest sporting event to be held in The Bahamas in 2015 and it will serve as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The IAAF / BTC World Relays is the newest addition to the IAAF’s global competition program, and will see more than 600 athletes from around the world compete in five relay disciplines: 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and the distance medley relay for both men and women.