Sprint stars Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake open season over 400m in Jamaica

Last Updated: 10/02/13 6:57pm

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Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake pose with American sprinter Allyson Felix

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake pose with American sprinter Allyson Felix

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Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake opened their 2013 season by running in separate 400m races in their native Jamaica.

Bolt, the reigning two-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion, posted 46.74 seconds in winning his heat ahead of Allodin Fothergill at the Camperdown Classic outdoor meeting.

Blake, meanwhile, the 100m world champion and silver medallist in both sprint events at last summer's Olympic Games, ran 46.64s at the National Stadium in Kingston only to finish second behind training partner Warren Weir.

The world record for the event is 43.18s - still held by American Michael Johnson.

Bolt said: "I felt a bit nervous. I just came out here to win and I'm glad I won injury free."

Blake added: "I'm happy with the run, despite the time. I'm just looking forward to the rest of the season."

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