Usain Bolt will launch a new season by competing in the Cayman Invitational on May 14 © Getty Images
Usain Bolt will launch a new season by competing in the Cayman Invitational on May 14 © Getty Images

Kingston (Jamaica): The world’s fastest man, Jamaican Usain Bolt, has announced his intention to run on home soil for the first time in about two years. The 100 metres and 200m world record holder says he is eager to compete in Jamaica at the inaugural Racers Grand Prix scheduled for the National Stadium on June 11, reports CMC. “I am really proud of the effort being made to put on a meet, the first actual track club in Jamaica to do that,” Bolt told journalists at the club’s silent auction at the Jamaica Pegasus on Tuesday. “I am very proud of my coach [Glen Mills] for making this move and I know it is going to be a great meet”. Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt’s preparations back on track

Bolt is expected to be joined by compatriots Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake, Warren Weir, Hansle Parchment and world 100 metres hurdles champion Danielle Williams. Overseas stars who have confirmed their participation include reigning 400 metres world champion Wayde van Niekerk, along with Americans Lashawn Merritt and Jason Richardson and Trinidad and Tobago’s Kelly Ann Baptise. Usain Bolt can be considered as greatest track and field star: Michael Johnson

“So far I know that there will be a lot of high calibre athletes coming to put on a good event and I will be there,” said Bolt, who has not competed since winning the world title in Beijing in 2015. “I haven’t run in Jamaica for a couple years now, so I am looking forward to it and people should definitely come out and support because it will be good”. The six times Olympic gold medalist will launch a new season by competing in the Cayman Invitational on May 14. Justin Gatlin vows to defeat world’s fastest man Usain Bolt at Rio Olympics

“I am in good nick, training hard. My time trials are going well, my coach is happy, so everything is going well, and I am just looking forward to my first meet in Cayman,” said Bolt. “It is all about going there and executing right now and then everything should be fine from there. I am just going to take my time and work my way up and try to make sure everything is on point, try to stay injury free and just put in the work.”