Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the year. The sprinter is in Jamaica competing and he came in third in a low-key 400m event. On Feb. 9, The Guardian UK reported that Bolt ran in the race to try and improve his fitness. It's really no surprise that he didn't come out on top, given that his "specialties" are the 100m and 200m.
Bolt, however, has won a 400m heat in the past. While Warren Weir and Yohan Blake came in first and second this time, there was no beating Bolt when he competed in his first 400m heat in 46.71sec at the Camperdown Classic.
Usain Bolt may have been beaten but he wasn't competing in this race to win. According to The Guardian UK, Bolt often competes in these longer races, likely to build his endurance and to switch it up. He has broken world records and collected Olympic medals over the past several years and he will likely continue to dominate on the track in the future.
"Bolt is next scheduled to appear in Texas for the National Basketball Association All-Star Game on [Feb. 15] before focusing on preparation for August's athletics world championships in Moscow," The Guardian UK reports.
Were you surprised that Usain Bolt was beaten in Jamaica?
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