Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake may race each other before London Olympics
Usain Bolt (l) and Yohan Blake (r)
(Reuters) – The trainer of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake has raised the possibility that the two Jamaican sprinters could race each other earlier than expected next year, providing an early preview of the blue-riband events at the London Olympics.
The pair are due to line up against each other at the Jamaican Olympic trials in June and at London in August but Glen Mills said they could square off before then, if their managers agreed and the money was right.
“That depends on the races that the managers have gotten confirmation for,” Mills told Reuters.
“Track and field is not just a sport, it’s also a business, so it all depends on what meets are able to afford both runners to run in the same event.”
Mills trains both Bolt and Blake, who are not only teammates in the Jamaican relay but also friends and rivals.
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