One of the world’s most celebrated and recognizable athletes, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, will compete April 24 at the 2010 USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Widely recognized for its unrivaled history and tradition, the Penn Relays Carnival is one of the oldest and longest-running trackand field events in the world.The first event of USA Track & Field’s 2010 Outdoor Visa Championship Series, USA vs. The World at the 116th Penn Relays will be televised on ESPN2 on Saturday, April 24, from 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time.
Bolt, who will compete for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay at Penn, was named the IAAF 2009 World Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row after winning the 100m and 200m finals in world record times at the World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, which matched his sprint double at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bolt’s finals performances in Berlin, 9.58 in the 100 meters and 19.19 in the 200m, bettered the world records he set in the Olympic finals in Beijing of 9.69 and 19.30.
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