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Usain Bolt joins Australia’s Nitro Summer Athletics

Usain Bolt is set to race in Australia for the first time in his career taking part in the first edition of the Nitro Summer Series in February.

Bolt arrived to the launch of the Nitro Series on a boat across Melbourne’s Yarra River. Nitro Athletics will feature six teams of 24 athletes, 12 women and 12 men.

Teams will come from Australia, as well as internationally and will be announced in the coming weeks. Nitro Athletics is said to be unlike any other athletics competition seen before and will not just feature traditional events .

“It’s different from the conventional, just normal track and field, individual stuff. For me, as i said, if you guys follow my progress, through all of my years, one thing i always love, is competing in a relay. So the fact that now i have a full team, that i can inspire and we can compete together is a different feeling to me. I’ve never had a chance to compete in a team sport and for me this is like a team sport, so it’s exciting for me,”

Bolt’s fierce american rival Justin Gatlin, has also been linked to the event.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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