Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt secured a classy win for his All-Stars team with two impressive runs on the final night of the inaugural Nitro Athletics, saying the new format was exactly what track and field needs.
After restricting himself to a leg of the mixed 4x100m relay on each of the first two nights at Melbourne’s packed Lakeside Stadium, the world’s fastest man contested the 150m, winning convincingly.
Bolt was clearly fastest out of the blocks and around the bend to quickly establish a lead of over 10 metres mid-race, before easing up in the closing stages.
“This is the first time I’ve ever been fit in February,” Bolt told reporters.
“I’m happy I got to run an individual event, I felt good, and I have to try to stay injury free.