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The fastest man on the planet — Usain Bolt — will be testing his range at the 2012 Penn Relays on April 28 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
Bolt will run the 800-meter anchor leg on Jamaica’s entry in the USA vs. the World sprint medley relay as well as try his hand in the open 400-meter hurdles on Friday.
“Hey, it’s an Olympic year. I am ramping up the fun for 2012,” he said. “My agent is looking into me racing a puma at Fête de Lausanne in June and I’d like to close out the year by competing in the Jamaica Triathlon in Rose Hall in November.”
Bolt last ran at the Relays in 2010, anchoring the Jamaican 4x100m relay to a USA vs. the World championship with a 8.79 leg.
“I think I can anchor the sprint medley in 1:40 or 1:41,” he said. “Especially with the Jamaican crowd feeding me with their special love and support.”
In his 2010 appearance at Penn, the crowd cheered so loudly when he appeared on the infield to warm up, Team USA’s Miki Barber — hearing it over the music in her headphones — wondered if, perhaps, the uproar meant that President Obama had shown up.