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A salute to the legendary Usain St Leo Bolt

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 3:00 PM
American triple jumper, Christian Taylor (right), shares a laugh with Chief of Marketing at Jamaica National Group, Leon Mitchell. -Contributed
Jamaica’s legendary sprinter Usain Bolt (right), chats with 400 metres world record holder Wade van Niekerk -Contributed.
President of the Racers Track Club Glen Mills, in conversation with manager for sales promotions and events at JN Bank, Carlene Edwards -Contributed
Eight time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt (left) accepts a painting from Minister of Gender, Culture and Sports, Olivia Grange and chief of marketing at Jamaica National Group Leon Mitchell at Thursday’s press conference. -Contiributed
American sprinter, Allyson Felix, chats with Carlene Edwards, manager, sales promotions and events at JN Bank- Contributed

Some of the world’s top track and field athletes came were out for a press conference yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, ahead of tomorrow's JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium.

Dubbed, 'A salute to the legendary Usain St Leo Bolt', Saturday will be the last competitive race that Bolt runs on home soil.

The top athletes who came out to show star power were: world record holder in the 400 metres Wade van Niekerk; 5000 metre and 10,000 metre gold medallist Mohamed Farrah; middle distance Olympic champion, David Rudisha; World and Olympic sprint champion, Allyson Felix; reigning Olympic triple jumper, Christian Taylor, and former World and Olympic 100 metre hurdles Champion hurdles, Sally Pearson.

Here are some highlights.