Bolt lights up another race

KINGSTON - Triple world and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, pictured, opened his season with a meet record 45,86 seconds for 400 metres at the Camperdown Classic.

"I guess I am getting there," Bolt told reporters. "I never felt as good as I wanted to, but it was a good race.

"My coach spoke to me about running the first 200 metres too hard, so I tried to pace myself and bring it home nice and smooth," said the 100 and 200 metres world record holder, who runs the 400 early in the season as part of his training.

Racing in lane four, Bolt established a commanding lead down the backstretch, then cruised to the fastest 400 metres run at the six-year-old meeting. His personal best is 45,28 in 2007.

Bolt, 22, said his coach Glen Mills would determine whether he participates in the Commonwealth Games in India in October.

"I am not even sure when and where my first 100 metres race of the year will be."

Saturday's race is likely to be his only one at 400 metres, Bolt said.

"I pulled out of the University of the West Indies meet next week because it clashed with some sponsors' duties ... , so I guess that I will not be doing any more 400 metres for the rest of the season." - Reuters