If you have been wavering about whether to go to the Penn Relays in two weeks, the ante was just upped. That’s because Usain Bolt will be running in the USA vs. the World 4×100-meter relay for Jamaica at the 116th edition of the Carnival at Franklin Field on Saturday, April 24.
Bolt shot to super-stardom by becoming the face of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and then made a mockery of the recordbook at the World Championships in Berlin last August. It was there that he ran 9.58 seconds for 100 meters and 19.19 for 200.
Asked what the appearance of Bolt might mean for the size of the crowd, Penn Relays Director Dave Johnson said, “That would be hard to tell. We have never had something like this happen in my lifetime.”
April 24th will be like a track-and-field Mardi Gras at Franklin Field and if you wish to join the fun, click here.