Bolt ready for the baton

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first_imgHaving placed third in his final individual race, Usain Bolt turns his attention to the 4X100 meters relay on August 12 in London, as the World Championships winds down. The relay takes place one week after he was beaten in the 100 meters by Americans Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman. Jamaica are defending champions in the event, with a world record of 36.84 seconds set at the 2012 Olympics in London. In an interview with Reuters on August 7, Bolt said he had not practiced with team-mates ahead of the final race of his illustrious career. “We haven’t done any baton changes as yet with the guys, but Ifeel we are ready. I have talked to Julian Forte a little bit. I haven’treally talked to the youngsters so we’ll see when it comes to thebaton changes, but I’m always excited to run relays and we seewhat the guys are prepared and ready to do,” he said. Bolt, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater were the other members ofthat all-star London quartet which beat Trinidad and Tobago andFrance into second and third respectively. Forte was a semi-finalist in the 100 meters. Yohan Blake, whomade that final and was part of the record-setting quartet fiveyears ago, is expected to be in the team again. Didn’t practice with teammates last_img

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