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Bolt starts the year with a relay win

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt launched his 2010 campaign Saturday with an impressive 400m victory at the Camperdown Classic.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2010 00:03 IST

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt launched his 2010 campaign Saturday with an impressive 400m victory at the Camperdown Classic.

Bolt, the world and Olympic champion at 100m, 200m and in the 4x100m relay, ran from lane four and clocked 45.86sec to break the meet record.

The lanky sprinter, who ran world records of 9.58sec and 19.19 for his individual sprint double at last year's Berlin World Championships, got off to a very fast start. He was ahead by metres when he entered the final straight and had time to ease down across the finish line for a comfortable victory. Bolt said he didn't feel “how I wanted to,” but was encouraged by the time. “To run 45 seconds is a good sign,” he said. Last year Bolt opened his season with a 400m in the same meeting, where he clocked 46.35sec.

Bolt will next race at the Gibson Relays on February 27, also in Kingston.