The world’s fastest man was beaten in his first race of the 2013 track season — by two runners.
Olympic sprinting gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica finished third in a 400 meter event in Kingston, finishing behind his training partners Warren Weir and Yohan Blake. They were not racing head-to-head, however.
Bolt ran a 46.71 in his heat, while Weir (46.21 seconds) and Blake (46.64) both posted faster times in their heats.
“I’m happy, I’ve never been so nervous running a 400m, but overall I’m happy. Physically I felt good, not as good as I normally would, but overall I feel good,” Bolt tells Reuters. “I didn’t matter about the time, I just wanted to complete this race. I know I may have one more for the season, maybe two depending on what the coach wants.”
Bolt is the world recorder holder in shorter events, the 100m and 200m races, but often competes in the 400m race at the start of each season to help build his fitness.