Usain Bolt hypes up upcoming race on home soil between sprinting sensations Noah Lyles, Zharnel Hughes, and others at the Racers Grand Prix

Noah Lyles, Usain Bolt and Zharnel Hughes
Usain Bolt hyping up Noah Lyles and Zharnel Hughes; SOURCE - Getty

Usain Bolt gave his thoughts on the upcoming Racers Grand Prix in Jamaica, which features some notable names. These include the likes of Noah Lyles, Zharnel Hughes, Ferdinand Omanyala, and Oblique Seville, among others.

The Racers Grand Prix Jamaica has achieved World Athletics Continental Tour Silver status since its growing popularity in the track and field realm. The event first took place in 2016 and has since seen several top athletes, including Usain Bolt, who holds the 100m meet record at 9.88 seconds

The Jamaican shared an image of the stellar 100m lineup at the Racers Grand Prix, that included Noah Lyles, Zharnel Hughes, Oblique Seville and Ferdinand Omanyala, all of who had a personal best timing of less than 9.9 seconds in the discipline. B

"You don’t want to miss this clash #RacersGrandPrix," Bolt's caption read.

Noah Lyles achieved his personal best time of 9.83s at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, the event which also gave him two more wins in the 200m and 4x100m relay.

Ferdinand Omanyala clocked an impressive time of 9.77s and set the African record at the 2021 Kip Keino Classic. The Kenyan sprinter's time is quicker than that of Noah Lyles.

At the 2023 New York City Grand Prix, the fastest British athlete Zharnel Hughes clocked in at 9.83s to break the 30-year-old longs-standing record of the legendary Linford Christie (9.87s).

Oblique Seville's personal best time stands at 9.86s, which he equaled at the 2023 World Championships first qualifying heat.

Usain Bolt ran his last 100m race on home soil at the 2017 Racers Grand Prix

The 2017 Racers Grand Prix, dubbed ‘Salute to a Legend’, welcomed around 30,000 people, who flocked to watch the legend in action for the last time in Jamaica.

Kingston crowd bid farewell to Bolt as he clocked a time of 10.03s, the same time posted at his first-ever International race, a decade ago. After the race, a sentimental Bolt said in a post-race interview (posted by World Athletics) how racing in front of his fans was more important than winning the 100m.

"My execution wasn’t all that great. I wasn’t worried about the time; I just wanted to compete in front of my fans.”

Usain Bolt's statue was unveiled on December 2017, in honor of his impressive track career, at the National Stadium where the Racers Grand Prix takes place,

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