Bolt Dazzles at Penn Relays
Bolt beats out USA to win 4x100 meter relay
Usain Bolt of Jamaica Gold celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the USA versus The World 4 x 100-meter relay during the Penn Relays at Franklin Field April 24, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Updated at 4:53 PM EDT on Saturday, Apr 24, 2010
Jamaican Usain Bolt dazzled a capacity crowd with a lightning-fast final leg, overtaking USA Blue's Ivory Williams to win the 4x100-meter relay at the Penn Relays.
A quartet of Mario Forsythe, Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson and Bolt finished in 37.90 seconds for Jamaica Gold, setting a Penn Relays record. Trailing entering the final leg, Bolt took the handoff from Anderson and blazed for the final 100 meters to a raucous ovation.
The 23-year-old Bolt holds the world record in the 100- and 200- meter runs. He waived his appearance fee to participate in the USA vs. The World competition. The excitement began to swell from the moment he walked onto the field, and continued throughout his appearance.
Published at 4:33 PM EDT on Apr 24, 2010
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