Monday, June 8, 2009

ESPN360.com to stream Usain Bolt's return...


Here is a press release sent to paulmerca.blogspot.com courtesy of ESPN:

ESPN360.com has reached an agreement to offer exclusive coverage of the IAAF Festival of Excellence track & field meet live from Toronto this Thursday, June 11 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. Three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica will compete in the 100m against Americans Shawn Crawford, Bernard Williams and Ivory Williams, Canadians Anson Henry, a former Washington State standout and Jared Connaughton and Bolt’s compatriots Marvin Anderson and Mario Forsythe.

The race marks Bolt’s return to the track since injuries sustained during a car accident in April. Crawford, the 2004 Olympic 200m champion who finished second to Bolt in the 200m in Beijing last summer, will lead the challenge in this marquee event at the Festival of Excellence.

The meet will also feature a Men’s and Women’s 400m, Men’s 110m Hurdles, a Men’s and Women’s mile and Women’s 100m Hurdles, among others.

paulmerca.blogspot.com has learned that former Auburn High School standout Chris Lukezic will run in the men's mile at this event.

The schedule for June 11:

Time (ET)--Event

7:10 p.m. ET--Men’s 5000m

7:33 p.m. ET--Men’s 400m

7:37 p.m. ET--Women’s 400m

7:40 p.m. ET--Men’s 110m Hurdles (Triathlon)

7:44 p.m. ET--Men’s Mile

7:50 p.m. ET--Men’s 800m

7:55 p.m. ET--Women’s Mile

8:05 p.m. ET--Women’s 100m Hurdles

8:15 p.m. ET--Men’s 400m Triathlon

8:22 p.m. ET--Men’s 100m

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