Usain Bolt fans will be anxiously watching the clock today, as he makes his return to the track from injury.
Bolt went to Munich for treatment 3 weeks ago. He was diagnosed with a blocked sacroiliac joint which is restricting his movement and putting pressure on his knee and ankle. This is his first outing since then.
Today, he will be competing in the 100 metres at the Sainsbury games in London. He will be running against fellow Jamaicans Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nesta Carter as well as Americans Mike Rodgers and Ryan Bailey. Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut completes the competitive lineup.
Usain has been having a poor season, as opposed to his nemesis, Justin Gatlin. Gatlin has had a winning streak of almost 30 wins with a season best of 9.74. Bolt has only managed 10.12 over 100 metres so far this year. To underline his task at World Championship 2015, Bolt has not run under 9.90 seconds since World Championship 2013.
Usain on the other hand, will not be pushed. In a press conference yesterday, he emphasized that he will be concentrating on execution and not time. He says he is taking it one race at a time with his target being World Championship in Beijing, next month. He says he is going to the World Championship to win, but he is not afraid to lose.
“I never doubt myself, I look forward to competition,” added Bolt, the reigning Olympics and World Championships double sprint champion. “Beijing is a month away, I am focused on taking it a step at a time. I have been training well and pushing myself and if I execute well I know I will run fast.”
We are anxious to see Usain’s progress.