The fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt, is preparing for a unique 150 metre street race in Manchester on the 17th of May. The Jamaican sprinter, who destroyed both fields in the 100m and 200m finals at the Bejing Olympics, will face British sprinters Mark Lewis-Francis and Simeon Williamson in what promises to be an intriguing contest.
Bolt, talking ahead of the proposed clash, said “I am very excited to compete for my first time in Manchester, my first time in a 150m race and my first time in a street race. I love competing in the UK, it is like my second home as I usually stay in London uring the European racing season.”
“When I heard about the idea I thought it would be great fun and something new and exciting. Hopefully this event will be the start of many more similar events all over the world and inspire kids to take up athletics. “I am also looking forward to going to Old Trafford to support my team,” he said. “I’ve wanted to come to a match for a long time and am delighted to get the opportunity.”