Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, the two fastest athletes in history, have suffered two defeats in Kingston separately in the distance of 400 meters within the meeting of the University of West Indies.
Bolt, world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters, head reached the final but came crashing down in the last 50 meters and, with a record of 46.44, had to bow to his compatriot Nicholas Maithland, Victor of the race with 45.79.
Blake, second in the ranking of all time in 100 m with 9.69, participated in a number different from the Bolt, on the recommendation of the trainer of both, Glenn Mills, but also failed to get the victory.
Reigning 100 m world champion credited a record of 46.33, personal record in 400, which gave him second place, behind Allodin Fothergill (46.24). “If it were not for the wind, it would have been even faster. Well I’m running the 400 and I’m where I wanted to be in terms of preparation,” said Blake.
It’s the third race of 400 meters Usain Bolt has run this year. Last February he participated at the Camperdown Classic and into the Gibson Relayd 4 x 400.
“I am happy to have finished the race without damaging me and already look forward to the season,” said Bolt, whose next show will take place on March 31 in Rio de Janeiro.