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Usain Bolt beaten in season opener

  • Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Saturday after he finished third in a low-key 400 meter event in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica.

    The triple gold medalist from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games won his heat in 46.71 seconds at the Camperdown Classic but was beaten by his training partners Warren Weir and Yohan Blake, who both posted faster times in their heats.

    Weir, who came in third behind Bolt and Blake in the 200-meter final at London last year, posted a personal best time of 46.21 seconds.

    Blake came in second with 46.64 seconds.

    Bolt is the world record holder and double Olympic champion for the 100 and 200 meter events. However, he often competes in the 400 sprint at the start of the season to boost his fitness.