Usain Bolt and other Athletes to Run in Cayman Islands


Usain Bolt will join local and international athletes at the second Cayman Invitational athletic meet on May 8, 2013, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Cayman. The meet features 12 track and 2 field events with over 80 professional track athletes attending. Organized by Cayman’s Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Cydonie Mothersill of KyStar Athletics, this is one of the biggest athletic track meets of its kind in the Caribbean.

Bolt will be joined by other world-class athletes, including Beijing Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart, Olympic record holder Melanie Walker, London Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment, London Olympic relay gold medallist Chris Brown, and local heroes Kemar Hyman, Ronald Forbes, Jon Rankin, Carl and Carlos Morgan, and Tyrell Cuffy.

Bolt stated, “I’m looking forward to running in Cayman. I have not competed there before, but my coach was there last year and spoke well about the event. Sprinting in the Caribbean is stronger than ever and it is great to see new track and field meets starting up. I hope my presence in Cayman will inspire the youth and contribute to the development of the sport.”

Cydonie Mothersill expressed that “It is our hope that young people in Cayman will be encouraged by watching their sporting heroes perform live and be motivated to achieve great things themselves.” Bolt will be a major attraction for the event as the reigning Olympic champion in 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4X100 metres relay and the holder of the 100-metre world record of 9.58 seconds.

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