Apr 30, 2013, 2:39 PM EST
World record sprinter Usain Bolt has pulled out of this weekend’s Jamaica International Invitational, citing a hamstring strain that happened during training; an injury his coach Glen Mills doesn’t want to aggravate this early in the season.
“I am disappointed to miss the Kingston meet as I love running in front of my home crowd in Jamaica,” Bolt said Tuesday. “I’m told it is only a Grade-1 strain, so hopefully I will be OK soon.”
The London 100m gold medalist will join his silver medal teammate, Yohan Blake, on the sideline after Blake also suffered a early-season hamstring injury at a meet in Kingston two weeks ago.
Bolt, who will be replaced in the race by American 100m record holder Tyson Gay, hopes to be healthy for his race at Cayman Invitational May 8, but won’t make the decision until much closer to the meet.
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