Four world record holders are set to grace the track at the National Stadium for the Racers Grand Prix on June 10.
Glen Mills, president of Racers Track Club, said for the first time on Jamaican soil, four world record holders will be on show.
Mills, however, did not disclose the names to the newspaper at the meet sponsors’ luncheon, but well-placed Trackalerts.com sources said these big names are from Jamaica, USA, Kenya and South Africa.
Usain Bolt will head the list of record holders at the meet, dubbed “Salute to a Legend” which will be in his honour.
Twenty-four-year-old Wayde van Niekerk, who stunned the track and field world when he ran 43.03 (WR) to win the Olympic 400m final in Rio, will be back. In 2015 he ran the men’s 300m.
Kenyan David Rudisha, 28 the holder of the men’s 800m world record with 1:40.91, will be in Jamaica for the first time.
This website source also said several other high profiled athletes are expected to be on show at the meet.