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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt capped the first meeting of the Nitro Athletics Series in Australia by Dwight Fraser February 4th, 2017

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Sports ultimate show-man Jamaica’s Usain Bolt capped the first meeting of the Nitro Athletics Series in Australia today by propelling his team of international “all-stars” to a crowd-pleasing win in the 4×100 meters relay.

Taking the baton from Olympic gold medal-winning team mate Asafa Powell, Bolt powered down the second leg at Lakeside Stadium before Americans Jenna Prandini and Jeneba Tarmoh completed the win in the mixed team event in 40.63 seconds ahead of Japan and Australia.

Bolt’ was paid a seven-figure appearance fee to commit to all three meetings in the inaugural series in Melbourne this month and given a stake in the company running the event.

The eight-time Olympic champion has committed to competing in all three Nitro events over an eight-day period.

 Asafa Powell meanwhile won the men’s 60 metres in 6.64 seconds.

Jamaica's Asafa Powell runs next to Japan's Kazuma Oseto and Australia's Aaron Stubbs in the men's 60m sprint during the ...

 

The remaining two Nitro Series meets are on Thursday and next Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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