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Usain Bolt takes on the world

Thursday, 2 Feb 2017 :  Nitro Athletics: Usain Bolt takes on the world.

Highlights of the first event in the inaugural Nitro Athletics series in Melbourne, featuring Olympic champion Usain Bolt.

This hour-long programme shows the best of the action as six international teams made up of 24 athletes battle it out in traditional events such as the 100m, 200m and pole vault – and compete in new events including an elimination mile, a mixed hurdles relay, a mixed long jump and target javelin.

Jamaican superstar Bolt leads his ‘Bolt All-Star’ team against England, captained by Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu, China, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

Points are awarded for each of the 12 events, which also attempts to pioneer new technology, such as microphones worn by the athletes, countdown clocks and fluorescent blocks and batons.

Hopes are high it will have a strong impact, with Lord Sebastian Coe, the head of world athletics, saying this event will ‘revolutionise’ the sport.

Source By: Internet

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