Usain Bolt led his All-Stars to victory in the inaugural Coles Nitro Athletics Melbourne series by winning two events, including the relay finale, at Lakeside Stadium in front of a sell-out crowd on Saturday night.
The Bolt All-Stars have won the second round of Coles Nitro Athletics Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium on Thursday night following a lengthy delay and review of a drama-filled final 4x100m event.
After months of excitement and anticipation, Nitro Athletics burst into life on Saturday at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne, to the delight of fans and athletes alike.
Usain Bolt left Lakeside as he arrived… a winner, with his All-Stars taking a narrow victory over Team Australia on the opening night of the inaugural Coles Nitro Athletics series at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday night.
Australian middle distance pair Genevieve LaCaze and Ryan Gregson will extend their partnership onto the track as co-captains of Team Australia for Nitro Athletics Melbourne.
2017 started with a bang! Winter athletes competing in the Northern Hemisphere recorded some of the best Australian results in history. While on home soil, Olympians added National Championship titles to their resume and crowds flocked to some of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Not since 2006 has Australia held such a strong position in world athletics, with 11 Australian athletes holding global top-10 positions in their chosen events.
An Australian team full of young guns and rising stars are relishing the opportunity to take on Usain Bolt and his international band of super stars at the inaugural Nitro Athletics Melbourne.
Athletics needs innovative new concepts to attract new fans to the sport and IAAF President Sebastian Coe believes the Australian organisers of the new Nitro Athletics series may have a hit.