Is Nitro a success?

Usain Bolt said: “The crowd came out and supported and I’m urging more people to come out on Thursday and next Saturday because it’s a great event.

The Age’s Michael Gleeson is a bit more circumspect, labelling the night ‘a qualified success’ and that the concept should be judged after the third event.

Nitro kicks off

 

A 7,000 strong crowd were on hand to watch the inaugural Nitro meet, with the Bolt All Stars taking line honours.

Hale to line up against Bolt at Nitro

Usain Bolt will run in the mixed gender 4x100m on the opening night of Nitro, presumably on the final leg. Australian junior record holder Jack Hale will anchor Australia, with Christine Wearne, Riley Day and Alex Hartmann running the first three legs.

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Bolt’s Nitro events undertermined

He’s contracted to run a minimum of one event each night, with possibilities of 60m, 100m, 150m and relays to choose from.

Gregson and Lacaze to captain Australia

Australian athletics’s glamour couple lead the team for Nitro Athletics, with Fabrice Lapierre as manager and Nic Bideau as coach.

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