Usain Bolt beaten in his hometown was probably not the headline fans were expecting this weekend. The Olympic Champion was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Feb. 9 after finishing third place in a 400m event in Kingston, Jamaica, according to a Feb. 9 report in The Guardian.
The newspaper describes the race as a low-key one, but that did not help the champion’s winning chances even though he won his heat in 46.71 seconds at the Camperdown Classic. He came in third in the Kingston race after his team mates Warren Weir and Yohan Blake both scored faster times in their heats. There is reportedly no final for the event.
Bolt is an Olympic triple gold medalist from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, who reportedly runs in 400m events at the beginning of each season to boost his fitness.
Bolt is scheduled to attend the Feb. 15 National Basketball Association All-Star Game in Texas. He is also scheduled to participate in August's athletics world championships in Moscow.
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