City Sprint

City sprint in Manchester sees Bolt smash record!

City sprint in the middle of Manchester, the inaugural Bupa Great City Games came to Manchester this weekend and it proved a massive success.

A raised track erected on the road surface of Deans Gate extending 150 meter plus an extra 70 meters beyond the finish line for runners to slow down. The traffic around Manchester centre on Saturday and Sunday was very poor and many cars were held up for hours according to our local Mail Box Express depot and courier drivers.

The city sprint is 'as much as the organizers claim that Sunday's innovative street races, billed as the Bupa Great City Games, was bigger than one sprinter’. The stage in Manchester city centre was constructed for a one-man show. The city sprint saw Usain Bolt grab the limelight by producing the fastest piece of running the world has ever seen.

Bolt roared home in 14.35 seconds, smashing the previous best recorded by Italian Pietro Mennea of 14.8 in 1983. Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie – who won the Bupa Great Manchester Run earlier in the day – joined forces to put on a double whammy of top-class running.