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Sore Bolt to run in 4x100 metres qualifying

Athletics - World Athletics Championships – men’s 100 metres victory ceremony – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 6, 2017 – Usain Bolt of Jamaica (Bronze) poses with the medal. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – men’s 100 metres victory ceremony – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 6, 2017 – Usain Bolt of Jamaica (Bronze) poses with the medal. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

By Kayon Raynor

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt will run in the 4x100 metres relay heats for Jamaica on Saturday despite being a bit sore after winning bronze in the 100m final at the weekend, he told Reuters on Monday.

"We'll see, we haven't done any baton changes as yet with the guys, but I feel we are ready," said the 11-time World Championships gold medallist.

"I have talked to Julian Forte (100m semi-finalist) a little bit. I haven't really talked to the youngsters so we'll see when it comes to the baton changes, but I'm always excited to run relays and we see what the guys are prepared and ready to do."

Yohan Blake is the only other experienced member of Jamaica's sprint relay pool to have won medals at the World Championships or Olympics.

"Physically I am alright, there is a little bit of pain, but nothing a massage can't cure, I'm taking it easy," Bolt said of his condition two days after clocking a season's best equalling 9.95 seconds in the 100m final.

(Editing by Ken Ferris)

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