1st May 2017 – ‘Salute to a Legend’ will be the theme of the 2017 Racers Track Club Grand Prix on June 10 as Usain competes on Jamaican soil for the final time in his career. The meet, organised by Usain’s coach, Glen Mills, has attracted many of the top names in world athletics including Olympic Champions Mo Farah, David Radish, Wayde van Niekerk & Christian Taylor. After a very successful 2016 edition Coach Mills want the 2017 event to be even better.
“Anyone who was at the 2016 meet saw what our standard was and what we want to achieve and this year we can guarantee we will surpass that.”
“We are honouring one of Jamaica’s greatest sons. Jamaica is not new to legends. We have had Marcus Mosiah Garvey, we have had Robert Nesta Marley and we have Usain Bolt.”
“In putting together the Racers Grand Prix each year, we endeavour to make a special contribution to the development of track and field in Jamaica, and we would like the meet not only to provide competition for both local and international stars, but we are looking carefully at the impact it can provide to the development of the sport in Jamaica.”
“This meet promises to be bigger and better. This year’s edition is entitled ‘Salute to a Legend’. Racers Track Club is extending an invitation to Jamaica and the rest of the world to join us in a celebration to honour the legend, Usain Bolt. Never has there been one so charismatic, one so dynamic, one so dominant, one so brilliant and one so fast.”
“He’s the greatest sprinter of all time, a true Jamaican patriot who will make his final strides in his native land. Racers Grand Prix provides the opportunity for a nation to show its love for 15 years of international glory, pride and joy given to us by Usain Bolt.”