Usain Bolt beaten? Surely that's a joke? Nope, that's exactly what took place in the first race of the season. According to a report from Saturday (Feb. 9), Bolt only finished third place in a 400 meter race to kick off the racing year.
The race was held Saturday in his hometown of Kingston, but it didn't turn out to be an advantage for him this time. After winning three gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, he seemed like the favorite coming into the Camperdown Classic. When he won his heat with a time of 46.71 seconds, it seemed like the time could be good enough to win first place overall.
In this 400 meter event, there was no final race, meaning the heat times were all combined to decide an overall winner. In one of the other heats, it was Bolt's two training partners that performed better than he did. Warren Weir won the heat with a time of 46.61 and Yohan Blake finished right behind him with a time of 46.64. Both of their times were better than Bolt's, though, relegating him to third place in the event.
In the scheme of things, this even probably won't mean much down the road, but Usain Bolt was beaten by two of his countrymen who will forever be able to tell that story.
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