Usain Bolt coming back to Cayman

Usain Bolt ran in Cayman in 2013. He is returning to compete at the Cayman Invitational track meet on May 14. - PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES

The fastest man in history Usain Bolt will be competing at the Cayman Invitational track meet on May 14, organizers announced Tuesday.

Bolt, the current Olympic and world champion in the 100m, will be the headline attraction at the meet at Truman Bodden Sports Complex as he begins preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio later this year.

“It will be my first international competition in 2016 and my second time running in Cayman. I always enjoy competing in the Caribbean and look forward to seeing my fans in Cayman again,” Bolt said in a statement.

Also competing at the event are Allyson Felix, of the US, who won gold in the 200m at the London Olympics in 2012, Olympic 100m silver medallist Carmelita Jeter and Commonwealth Games 100m champion Kemar Bailey-Cole.

“It’s an Olympic year and I’m sure many of the athletes who run here will medal in Rio so we’re excited about getting a sneak preview of what to expect in August,” said meet director Cydonie Mothersill.  “Our goal is to build a brand that is known for bringing the best athletes in the world to Cayman, not only to entertain the fans but also to inspire and motivate our local athletes. We believe this group will do just that, and we consider it a privilege to have Usain in what may well be his last year of competition.”