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Bolt wins 400 heat

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Usain Bolt kicked off his sprint season Saturday by making a rare appearance in a 400-meter race and finishing in 46.74 seconds.

Bolt, who has back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the 100-, 200-, and the 400-meter relay, overtook Allodin Fothergill in the homestretch to win his heat.

Bolt’s biggest rival, Yohan Blake, ran 46.64 in a separate heat, finishing second to Warren Weir, the 200-meter Olympic bronze medalist, who finished in 46.23.

There were no finals in the small meet, the Camperdown Classic, which drew about three dozen sprinters to Kingston’s National Stadium.

– Associated Press

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