None of the events in which Jamaica’s Usain Bolt holds world record marks, will be a part of the main events at this year’s Jamaica Invitational, which is an IAAF World Challenge Meeting.
Bolt holds the world 100m and 200m records with times of 9.58 and 19.19 respectively. Also, Jamaica with the help of Bolt is the 4x100m record holder, the time 36.84.
According to the Jamaica Invitational website, the men will have less core events than women. Core events to be contested by the men are the 400m, 3000m, 400m hurdles, pole vault and discus throw.
On the women’s side, however, the 100m where Jamaica boasts the World champion in Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson, is on as a core event.
The other women’s core events are 800m, 3000m steeplechase, high jump, triple jump and javelin throw.
The core events will have prizes ranging from US$5,000 to as low as US$500.
The men’s 100m and 200m, women’s 200m and 400m, along with the sprint hurdles, are listed as discretionary events for the meet.
These events carry prize monies of between US$2,400 to US$200.