Blake races at the Invitational

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, the No.1 ranked sprinter in the 100 metres, will compete in the inaugural Cayman Invitational.

It is at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Grand Cayman on 9 May.

Blake, the current 100m world champion and most touted to succeed compatriot Usain Bolt as the world’s greatest sprinter, will headline the 100m at this inaugural event.

Blake, who won the 100m at last year’s World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, became the youngest 100m champion in World Championship history at the age of 21. After the World Championships he set a personal best 100m of 9.82 seconds. Bolt is the world record holder with 9.58secs. The duel between the two training partners at the London Olympics is going to be the most anticipated race at the Games.

Blake also ran more races under 10 seconds last year than any other sprinter and ended his season in astonishing fashion by securing the fastest 200m time in the world – and second fastest in history – at 19.26 seconds.

Blake’s addition to the event is sure to add a heightened element for all track enthusiasts in attendance.
 

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Yohan Blake will race at the Truman Bodden track on 9 May. – PHOTO: FILE