Bolt returns to track with new meet record

Triple world and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt opened his season with a meet record 45.86 seconds for 400 metres at the Camperdown Classic on Saturday.

"I guess I am getting there," Bolt told reporters. "I never felt as good as I wanted to, but it was a good race.

"My coach spoke to me about running the first 200 metres too hard, so I tried to pace myself and bring it home nice and smooth," said the 100 and 200 metres world record holder, who runs the 400 early in the season as part of his training.

Racing in lane four, Bolt established a commanding lead down the backstretch, then cruised to the fastest 400 metres run at the six-year-old meeting. The 22-year-old covered the distance in 46.35 seconds at the classic last year. His personal best is 45.28 in 2007.

 

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