Usain Bolt will begin his final track season with a 100-meter race at the highly anticipated Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, Jamaica tonight– his final race on home soil. The event is scheduled to fire off at 6:30 p.m. local time or 7:30 p.m E.T.
Bolt will compete against compatriots Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Jevaughn Minzie and Nickel Ashmead in the race dubbed SALUTE TO A LEGEND. Joining them in that race will be American Terrell Cotton, Ramon Gittens of Barbados, Daniel Bailey of Antigua, and Jason Rogers of St Kitts & Nevis. The race is expected to start at 10:10/11:10 p.m. ET.
View the order of events here
The event will be broadcast on National TV (TVJ). However, for fans outside of Jamaica, the event will be only available via a pay-per-view stream on 1 Spot Media at the cost of $23.99. Watch it here.
Bolt missed two weeks of training after his close friend and British Olympian Germaine Mason died in a motorcycle crash while in Jamaica.
A more competitive 100m race includes 2012 Olympic silver medalist Yohan Blake and South African sprint star Akani Simbine.
Racers Grand Prix order of events
|6:15-6:30 PM||OPENING CEREMONY|
|6:40||400 METRES||WOMEN||“A” RACE|
|6:45||400 METRES||MEN||“A” RACE|
|7:10||100 METRES HURDLES||WOMEN|
|7:25||110 METRES HURDLES||MEN|
|7:40||100 METRES||WOMEN||“A” RACE|
|7:45||100 METRES||MEN||“A” RACE|
|THE ARRIVAL – NACAC PRESENTATION|
|8:55||400 METRES HURDLES||WOMEN|
|9:05||400 METRES HURDLES||MEN|
|10:10||100 METRES – “SALUTE TO A LEGEND “|
Saturday night’s meet will also feature Olympic champions Allyson Felix, Mo Farah, David Rudisha and Wayde van Niekerk.
Bolt’s next race will be a 100-meter race at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet on June 28. His final race will come at the IAAF World Championships in London in August.