Valentine’s Day, February 14, is expected to be even more bedazzling, when six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt makes his eagerly anticipated 2015 debut at the Camperdown Classic, at the National Stadium.
The legendary Jamaican sprinter called a premature end to his season last August, when to the dismay of millions of adoring fans, he withdrew from the Weltklasse Zurich 100m race in Switzerland.
All members of Bolt’s famed Racers Track Club are billed for the event, barring injuries or unavoidable engagements.
“All Racers athletes who are in the island, and who are fit and well, will be running,” said event chairperson, Cynthia Cooke, at yesterday’s press launch, at the Spanish Court Hotel.
“There is a buzz, everybody looks forward to Camperdown Classic because that is where the big stars open their season,” she continued.
Now in its 11th renewal, the organisers are promising an organised, world-class, and intriguing event, and hoping it can aptly commemorate Camperdown’s 85th anniversary.
Registration and warm-up will take place at Stadium east field, while long jumps and some 1500m events will happen there also.
A first-place prize of $60, 000 will go to class-one boys and girls, second will get $25,000, and third $15,000.
Camperdown students will pay $100 to enter, while co-ed school teams will pay $7, 5000, single sex teams $5,000 and individuals $500, respectively.
Live streaming will be available at www.camperdownclassic.com