Nine-time Olympic gold medallist and 100m and 200m world record holder Usain Bolt said Nitro Athletics was the concept desperately needed to take athletics into the future.
“This will be track and field as it’s never been seen before and that’s why I’m involved, not only as a competitor, but also as a team captain,” Bolt said.
Bolt, who has never raced in Australia, is looking forward to building his team and returning in February for the three-meet Nitro Athletics Melbourne series.
“Nitro Athletics is what track and field needs – a fresh way to present the sport and I can’t wait to be back in Melbourne to share Nitro Athletics with the fans in February,” Bolt said.
In partnership with Visit Victoria and Seven Network, Nitro Athletics will unite the stars of Australian and international athletics to transform athletics as we know it.
Nitro Athletics has been developed by Athletics Australia to increase the global profile of international Athletic competitions.
The fastest man in the world Usain Bolt will compete and captain the Bolt All-Stars at Nitro Athletics Melbourne.