Episode 1 Nitro Athletics: Usain Bolt Takes on the World


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Highlights of a new high-energy team sporting event. International teams battle it out in traditional events and new events including an elimination mile and a mixed hurdles relay.


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Hello. Welcome to Melbourne. One of the world's most famous sporting

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cities, home to the Australian Grand Prix, the iconic MCG and the

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Australian Open, which only last week saw the crowning of superstar

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Serena Williams and Roger Federer. The biggest star of world sport

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arrived, as Usain Bolt arrived Down Under, to spearhead Nitro Athletics.

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Today, next Saturday and Sunday on the BBC we'll have highlights of

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this trail blazing event, which Seb Coe said could revolutionise the

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sport. It is a high energy competition and it is a bit

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different. In a moment our commentators will explain how it

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works. Six teams, made up of 24 athletes go head-to-head over three

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evening's competition, with the overall winner crowned in a grand

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final. The teams are Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, England and

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the Bolt All-Stars. The three sessions of competitions are a

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mixture of traditional and not so traditional track and field events,

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like an elimination mile. 150 metres, a mixed four by 100-metre

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relay. A hurdles relay and a three-minute run. So, a lot to look

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forward to and a lot of stars in town.

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Former Olympic 400-metre, Christine Ohuruogu will captain a youthful

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England team. Australia's former world and world indoor champion will

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be looking to score big points for the home side. And as for the Bolt

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All-Stars, they have a wealth of talent including Kerron Clement and

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of course the main man himself - the legend that is Usain Bolt.

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The athletes are set. So get ready for track and field as you've never

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seen it before. Hello, everyone, welcome to Lakeside in Melbourne.

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For the very first Nitro Athletics event. Each team has 12 men and 12

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women. There are six teams competing. Japan, New Zealand,

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captained by Matthew Wyatt. The England team will be guided by

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Beijing gold-medallist Christine Ohuruogu. Michael Rimmer is also one

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to watch. China will field a young squad.

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Spear the hem team, Australia is captained by 1500-metre specialist

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Ryan Gregson. Finally, the Bolt All-Stars, it is a team dripping

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with talent. In the men's Asafa Powell, Olympic champion, Kerron

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Clement and rising American long jumper Jarrion Lawson are on show.

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Here is a look of the Line-up of events for night one. We kick off

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with a mixed medley. Power takes priority in the men and

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women's 60-metre sprints. There are 2 Para 100-metre races.

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Finally a mixed 4x100 metres relay. Teams are rewarded points for their

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placing, ranging from 100 to the first, down to 40 points for sixth.

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Teams attract double points for power plays. There are bonus points

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on offer in the field. The team with the most points at the end of the

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night is the winner. The first event is the ideal way to

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kick off such a unique competition - it is the mixed medley relay,

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covering distances from 200 to 800 metres. Here is your commentary team

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for the night. 200 metres followed by a 400, 600

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and 800. England start favourite, do you reckon? I think the English have

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the team to look for. What do you do in distance medley medleys is look

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at the distance. They have Michael Rimmer bringing that home. He's a

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three-time Olympian. The Bolt all stars are long.

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Mitchell looking to pass Stevens. They come from the athletics club.

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They will look to change together. It is a good draw for Australia. A

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good draw for the Bolt All-Stars. It is 200, 400, 600, 800. It's

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female, male, female, male. We are about to go. Nitro Athletics is

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about to explode. The medley relay. Mitchell, two from the top.

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They are away, Nitro athletics gets on its bike. Mitchell has a good

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start. He she'll be strong. Morgan has come up on to it. This is

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the first change. This is the 200. We go to the 400. Morgan gives to

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Stevens. He was sick ond in the National Championships last year.

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The bolt all stars are up there. Wilson is interesting here. Gave

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Luke a leg. Luke's cutting in here, which is a unique cut-in zone. Rien

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rien will be the one person, Ryan Gregson will not be liking, Bolt at

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the moment. He's 36 years of age. Wilson is tying up. So the Bolt

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All-Stars are way back. This 400-metre leg is about to conclude.

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Luke Stevens is going strong. A big call from Bolt. I reckon it will

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backfire. Stevens to Rubie. This is a good distance for Anneliese Rubie.

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600 is her perfect distance. She's stepping up to 800 and 600 is where

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she's at with her training. It will be tough. She'll have to judge the

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pace. And Alex Bell is a two-flat runner. She's a powerful runner,

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Bell. She's doing a great job for England. China in third place. Rubie

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looks to be pacing herself well. Gregson, the final runner for

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Australia. Rimmer for England. China, Japan, New Zealand and Bolt

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All-Stars back in sixth place. So, Rubie, on this 600-metre leg, she

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was at the Olympic Games last year. Semi-finals and the 200. She did

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well at the world champs the year before. One to watch in Australian

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athletics. Anneliese Rubie is picking up. She's taking distance

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off Alex Bell. She fed off the vibe. She's struggling now. And Anneliese

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Rubie is kicks home. A great start for the Aussies.

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Rubie is actually away. Now the New Zealanders get a power play here.

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They will get double their points, wherever they might finish. So,

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important for them. Listen to this roar! This Grandstand fall in front

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of us. Usain Bolt cannot believe it! He's saying, what have I done here,

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I might have picked the wrong bloke. Rubie is away. The Australian

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cocaptain, along with his partner. Alex Bell to Michael Rimmer. Japan

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has moved to third. For the Bolt All-Stars, when they

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arrive, Williams, who is an Aussie. Gregson broke some new ground last

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year. It has been donkey's ages since we had an Australian make the

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final of the 1500. He's within in good shape this season. He's a fit

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athlete. He knows that Michael Rimmer is coming up from behind.

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He's a 143 man, Michael Rimmer. I think there's enough of a gap.

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It is breaking barriers this and I love it! They know each other pretty

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well. Partners, the glamour couple of

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Australian athletics. Rimmer in second place. A terrific record over

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the stretch. Semi-finals and Olympics twice.

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China and Japan battling for third and fourth.

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We can see Ryan Gregson, who is stretching out on the back straight.

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Michael Rimmer, he has to be content with second place. Australia are

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flying away. Set up with Mitchell's great leg. A terrific run by Luke

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Stephens. Now Gregson floating away from them.

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The beauty of this concept is it is about points.

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It is really important that the bolt all star runs through the line and

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takes the Japanese and Chinese in front of him. Wow! 100 points coming

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up. It is the best start possible in the Nitro series. Gregson and

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Australia collect 100. Rimmer second. So, England get 80.

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China coming through. 70. 60 points for Japan. New Zealand past Bolt

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All-Stars again. So, Usain Bolt and his team have a little bit to do.

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For Australia, it was brilliant! A perfect start to the Nitro series

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for the home sun. Australia taking out the mixed medley relay from

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England and China. Next up 150-metre sprints. Men, followed by women.

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You guys are bottom of the ladder. You have to win this to get 100

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points. Your captain is stressing a little bit. We didn't expect such a

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slow start. I like pressure. Going out there and do it. Go and get

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them, mate! Frit frat and Powell with all -- Frater and Powell with

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all the championships. Nagata, Millar from New Zealand.

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Here's Michael Frater. A clean start. Hartmann goes up

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early. Nagata away quickly. Millar running well.

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Millar inside. Hartmann coming home hard. This will

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be a surprise, a big one for the Kiwis. New Zealand, Japan, Australia

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and Michael Frater out of the placings. The women's 150, Jenna

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Prandini the favourite here. Day, from Australia. She skipped school

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for two weeks to run at Nitro series. And Sally Pearson ran

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against her a couple of weeks ago. She went flat out. She broke Pearson

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and Hewit's record. It is phenomenal for a 16-year-old. She is a talent.

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You have to be very excited watching her coming through the ranks. With

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the 150 metres it is combined, so the men and women come together. We

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don't have a running total at the moment. Michael Frater back in

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fourth. That means not much if they fall away in interest. What about

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Day, in line number five? Hobbs in two.

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Nagano in five four. Na of China outside. So Prandini...

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The favourite a. Way they go. Day got a good start, Hobbs got a good

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start as well. Hobbs going through.

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Day hanging on strongly. The 16-year-old. Oh, big strobs for

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Williams. -- problems for Williams. It is way back for England. So, the

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very good Australian story continues. Bolt will be smiling

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tonight. Prandini has saved a sinking ship. Jenna Prandini gets

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the first win of the night for the Bolt All-Stars. New Zealand takes

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the honours in the men's. In the men's pot vault each competitor has

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four attempts. Vaulters have just one shot to nominate their preferred

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height. Next is Marschall. Three clearances

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so far. OK, he needs your support, ladies

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and gentlemen. Here he goes. He's 19 years of age. Lifetime best of 5.70.

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He wears lucky undis! Let's hope they are lucky for him here. In he

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comes... That was a very close leap at 5.6

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zero. A brave choice. Now the competitor from China. He was clear

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at 5.4 zero. He has already got equal first, but he could push

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Kurtis Marschall back into second. No count back. Xiue is a very

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serious pole vault. Six in Rio, the Asian champion. This is a serious

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jump, at 5.6 zero. Here he goes. 5.60 is on his way. He goes up and

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down. He did not have a clearance at the final height and team Australia

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and team China will show the points in the pole vault. Australia and

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China show the points, next it is the three-minute distance challenge,

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a race with no finish line. The team that covers the greatest distance is

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the winner. And here is the line-up. Luke Matthews to come home and then

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China. You know what it is all about. Officials getting ready to

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stop the athletes after three minutes. It is a weird feeling. How

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do you know how fast to go out? You would hope that someone is counting

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you down. Those 25-metre increments are at the back, there is LaCaze.

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There is a real mix. Thomas is a 15-metre runner. Keown ran a

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personal best this year. The Chinese competitor is also a 50-metre

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runner. They are about to run for three minutes, as far as they

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possibly can. LaCaze was in such brilliant form. The key is here,

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just how hard do you go out? How do you place set? There is Thomas,

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followed by 22-macro. -- Buscomb. They are looking at

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about 2.5 lengths after three minutes. They will be looking to

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finish with 1.52 ago. They will be struggling to do that. Buscomb, the

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girl on the right with the Long blonde ponytail, in the dark,

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representing the Bolt All-Stars, she has just won a ten kilometres race.

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Charlene Thomas from England is a really tough cookie. She has won the

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European Championships. LaCaze will have to watch her. That clock

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winding down. They have done about a minute and a quarter. Such a bunched

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field. Where you finish, you move up to the next spot. You can finish

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within 15 minutes of someone and probably get the same result. The

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men will come on within about half a minute to a minute and then they go

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as well. It is Thomas of England leading from Buscomb from New

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Zealand, sorry, the Bolt All-Stars. She is a kiwi. Keown of New Zealand,

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LaCaze, her co-captain and then the Chinese competitor. The Japanese

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competitor may be struggling. Is she powerful enough to assert herself?

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There is your answer. LaCaze has gone. It was a slow pace and LaCaze

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has gone hard. She obviously had her tactic that she was going to spread

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it down with one minute to go. After three minutes, when the clock gets

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to zero, they stop. Can LaCaze get far enough away? Good response here

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from the Chinese competitor. Then Buscomb. She knows she has to quit

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her tape. Three minutes of torture. The last-minute has been so hard.

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She has done a great job. Buscomb behind her. Thomas has dropped off

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from England. LaCaze is almost there. This is going to be close.

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China coming up, Australia have done it. Well done, LaCaze. They got to

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about where you said. Just about spot on. Here is Luke Matthews, the

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Australian who had the slight lead. Kiptoo is in third place. He will be

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hard to hold out. Matthews is leading. Then we have Kiptoo,

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Richard Wear from England, Tim Cornish by New Zealand. He is going

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to be tactical. It is a tough one to lead a three minute challenge the

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whole way so the tactic for Luke Matthews has been to take it easy,

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use the lead that LaCaze gave him. Kiptoo was interesting, he took off

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so fast. He is taking off, he does not have a very fast kick, but

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Kiptoo is the one to watch. I think Matthews is in the right spot. The

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Chinese runner, he is a steeplechaser. He does not really

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have it. Kiptoo, as long as Matthews does not get caught, they are

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halfway through their run right now. You can see that Luke Matthews is

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boxed in a little bit and he gave Kiptoo and a little shove. Richard

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Wear comes to the outside. There is still a long time to go, one minute

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and 19 to go. If I were Kiptoo, I would not go anywhere. He has let

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Matthew Selt, that is a mistake. He could have kept him in. Luke

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Matthews has a really good chance. Kiptoo is from West Kenny. I would

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have thought if Luke Matthews is in top shape, he could run him down. He

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does not have their kick of Matthews. Kiptoo has had to go

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early. Richards Wear is in third. Can Luke Matthews run down Kiptoo?

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30 seconds to go. Luke Matthews gets one little kick. Look at the captain

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roaring him on. Bolt All-Stars have been vanquished again. Matthews

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coming away. He made a big market in Melbourne last March. Tonight, even

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better. May is going to bring home a 100 points for the Australian team.

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Matthews and LaCaze collect a lot. How good is that? What a team.

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Kiptoo in second place thing. What a team. What a run and he was 100% and

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so was LaCaze. Another great result for the Australians, winning the

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three-minute challenge which sends them to the top of the leaderboard.

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New Zealand, the surprise package in second, China in third and the Bolt

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All-Stars banking on their big names, still to come. Up next, the

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mixed two by 300 m relay, women to men. Morgan Mitchell and Luke

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Stevens, we have already seen them. This is an even better distance for

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Morgan Mitchell. She was very good in the 200 and of course, the

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Commonwealth champion their Christine Oduruogu. I spoke to her

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on Thursday night and she was excited about this concept and she

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is supporting it and she is an Olympic gold-medallist and the

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silver-medallist and bronze-medallist. We are about to

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go. No staggers. This will be very important. Can Mitchell get across?

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She has got good speed. She does cross over. The competitor from New

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Zealand mix-up. You would expect Christine Day to be very good.

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Oduruogu in third place. So important to get the in running, the

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first runners in the women have two bends and this changeover will be

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carnage. Morgan wants to be cleared to change the pattern with Luke

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Stevens. Stephen is about to go. Clement is in a good spot. He is the

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hurdle champion from the Olympics. Theo Campbell is third. In fourth

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place is Josef Miller from New Zealand. Can Stevens hold of

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Clement? He is doing a pretty good job. Clement has not got him.

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Stevens is two metres in front and holding on. The Olympic champion

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will not get to him and Stevens has done it again. The Bolt All-Stars

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have been upstaged and England get third. Can you believe it? It gets

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better by the minute. Another upset in the relay. Australia Street in

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the field ahead of Bolt All-Stars. Up next, the men's long jump and we

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join the final round with bonus points available for jumpers to get

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close to the personal best. His personal best is eight .58 and he

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should have won the Olympic gold medal and to say he was filthy, was

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an understatement. He was very upset but let us hope that has turned into

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fire in his belly. He has got a good wind, let's get going. Get behind

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him. Do we want to see eight metres? Here he comes. The wind is still. 25

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seconds to go. He needs to take off. Launch! Here he goes. Eight metres

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is required distance. That might be close. Fowl. The red flag goes up.

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It is a foul but he still leads. This is the power play for the Bolt

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All-Stars. Jarrion Lawson is it a good position. Burberrys Lapierre is

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up next. The team manager. -- 65-macro.

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-- LaPierre. He has got 7.94 for the win. His best so far is 7.7 four.

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I have another statistic, he is capable of doing it. Get behind him,

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here he comes. Put up that white flag. There it is! 7.89. It was very

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close, great final jump from LaPierre. Look at the height.

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Outrageous. Air traffic control needed to be alerted. Zhang. He can

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do this. Not quite. Not quite. Some big news here, Bruce, because

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Jarrion Lawson with the terrible charge for the Bolt All-Stars has

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collected 200 points, 200 points, that will elevate them up the

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standings in spectacular fashion. Zhang from China. It is 7.80! Do my

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eyes deceive me? No they didn't. He gets the 15 bonus points. And here,

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the Australian, Natasha Morrison, we heard Usain Bolt say he had great

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confidence in her. Berryman on the right, she is 25 years old today.

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Hannah Williams for England, double points important. She is probably

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more a 14 -- 15-metre runner. There is Hannah Williams. She is coming

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into the relay later because Bianca Poulter hamstring. She is 18 years

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of age. There is Natasha Morrison. She is based in Texas now, the

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Jamaican, 24 years old, she is a gold-medallist from the World

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Championships in 2015. The 29-year-old Australian next to her.

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So Morrison got a fairly good start. She stumbled. She's in trouble.

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Berryman hanging on. Oh, what a shock! The New Zealander on her

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birthday has won from Morrison, who seemed to stumble after the start.

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What a strange old race. You can see Morrison on race, tapping her head.

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She knew she stuffed that start up. She nearly fell over. She wanted to

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get back. To get back into second was a great effort. Watch her in

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black. Sprinters concentrate being low on the blocks. She was brilliant

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at the back. What an upset. Kelsey Berryman, known as a long

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jumper. She's a backof all trades. She's -- jack of all trades. She's a

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very fast sprinter. At the moment, that is where they

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stand. No points have been decided. It is the men power play.

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If we combine the two events here, the men and the women's to the final

:31:32.:31:39.

point. Gill, Showler-Davis, Oseto, Powell and then Aaron Stubbs and

:31:40.:31:45.

Renkeng Lin of China. Asafa Powell, three from the left

:31:46.:31:50.

when we look at them in a moment. What will Stubbs be thinking? A

:31:51.:31:58.

clean start. Powell got away well. Stubbs in about fourth place.

:31:59.:32:03.

Powell does brilliantly. Close for second and third.

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Probably Showler-Davis second. The great man! It is great to have him

:32:12.:32:18.

back. 11 years ago he was the toast of the Commonwealth Games. The all

:32:19.:32:23.

stars are making their move. The All stars needed a big performance and

:32:24.:32:28.

you came through. Definitely. We have the greatest team here. We want

:32:29.:32:33.

to make sure we get back on top. You are a little bit behind if you are

:32:34.:32:37.

the greatest team. We are way behind! Sshh!

:32:38.:32:46.

You seem to have time to look around, see where everyone else was,

:32:47.:32:49.

that must have been comfortable? Having fun. My team is behind, so I

:32:50.:32:55.

put on a little show to get up everyone's spirit. You put on a

:32:56.:33:00.

great show for the crowd. Well done. The Bolt All skaf stars are leading

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the standardsing with Asafa Powell winning the 60-metres sprint from

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Kazuma Oseto and Kieran Showler-Davis. Another All Star

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finished second behind Kelsey Berryman in the women's. So it is

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Usain Bolt and co in the lead. Up next the women's 100-metre hurdles.

:33:20.:33:27.

Michelle and Abbie know each other really well. Abbie today call the

:33:28.:33:46.

call up for the All Stars. MacKenzie Keenan of New Zealand, from

:33:47.:33:51.

Christchurch. She runs for Melbourne. She's based here now. The

:33:52.:33:56.

400 hurdles. Drew of England.

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This is an important event for Australia in the overall cop tent.

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Slightly different look for all of us. They are about to go. And

:34:11.:34:17.

Jenneke got a good start. Just let her out T Aussies are in front.

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Jenneke kicks away. Michelle will get the job done. A little bit of a

:34:28.:34:35.

mishap late for her. She just paused and cost herself some ground.

:34:36.:34:38.

Tonight it doesn't matter. It matters where you finish. She gets

:34:39.:34:40.

the 400. Riez riez You looked like you wanted

:34:41.:34:51.

it so badly -- Get the points for Australia. That is really all I can

:34:52.:34:56.

ask for tonight! Another 100 points. We heard in the lead-up maybe sore

:34:57.:35:01.

in the hamstrings and not going 100%. How was it for you tonight? It

:35:02.:35:07.

wasn't actually too bad. I torn it seven weeks ago. I have

:35:08.:35:12.

done a lot of work getting back and actually very silly in the gym the

:35:13.:35:18.

other day, a jump and I sprained my ankle. A bit of taping going on

:35:19.:35:22.

here. Held up in the race. That's all I need. I think we better put

:35:23.:35:28.

you in cotton wool. Go and celebrate with the crowd. Well done! Thank you

:35:29.:35:32.

very much. Michelle Jenneke taking the win, with China second. The home

:35:33.:35:38.

side now edges closer to Team Bolt at the top of the table.

:35:39.:35:48.

The first to cross the finish line grabs maximum points.

:35:49.:35:56.

They all have a classification here. It is a staggered start.

:35:57.:36:04.

James Arnott, England, Mikiyo Ikeda, Japan. Jarryd Wallace for the Bolt

:36:05.:36:09.

All-Stars. Scott Reardon, and Chad Perris of China.

:36:10.:36:14.

So Reardon got a good start. Then Ikeda. Will O'Neill, a big lead.

:36:15.:36:34.

Coming home Perris and the New Zealander wins it. Reardon gets

:36:35.:36:43.

second. Perris, third for China. So, Will O'Neill, the holder in the ACT.

:36:44.:36:48.

What do they say in the professional ranks? He'll get pulled for next

:36:49.:36:52.

week, I think. A yard or two or three. Definitely. Go to the women's

:36:53.:36:57.

100 metres. And Grimaldi of New Zealand. We talked about Anna

:36:58.:37:02.

earlier, she's the champion from Rio in the long jump. A great sprinter

:37:03.:37:08.

as well. Ella Pardy for Western Australia,

:37:09.:37:11.

the 26-year-old. Pardy has a lot of ground to make

:37:12.:37:23.

up. I think Japan will do well here.

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Sasaki... Coming through Grimaldi in third place. Next elimination miles

:37:33.:37:39.

for men and women. Six runners start and one is eliminated at the end of

:37:40.:37:44.

each lap. Matthew Ramsden, the best young

:37:45.:37:48.

talent in Australia, younging for the Bolt All-Stars. How does it

:37:49.:37:53.

unfold? We've had the explanation. So the standings into this race for

:37:54.:37:58.

the Nitro Athletics on night one, the Bolt All-Stars still leading.

:37:59.:38:03.

Australia not star away. -- far away.

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Just for the record the Bolt All-Stars pinched a margin there.

:38:13.:38:18.

They got inside Japan at the start. We will not worry about it, will we?

:38:19.:38:21.

No. Everything is a bit lose tonight. Everything is different.

:38:22.:38:26.

This elimination mile is one of the most different events. After 400

:38:27.:38:31.

metres you hear the explanation that the final person will be eliminator.

:38:32.:38:36.

Jeff Riseley is sitting back. He looks to be comfortable. Matthew

:38:37.:38:44.

Ramsden is about to move up. Jamie Webb of England.

:38:45.:38:51.

Musson of New Zealand. 120 metres to Government

:38:52.:38:54.

Riseley sitting back. The pace will be interesting, too. Do they run

:38:55.:38:59.

flat out? They look like they do. Riseley has moved up alongside the

:39:00.:39:04.

Japanese runner. Gets himself into the right spot.

:39:05.:39:10.

I think shi no might be going. Yes, so China's gone. So Gao has gone.

:39:11.:39:16.

Now, this is where it is weird, isn't it? This is fantastic. None of

:39:17.:39:21.

us knew how the tactics would play out. Speaking to Geoff he thought it

:39:22.:39:28.

would be OK. Others are more like five K types. They went out fast,

:39:29.:39:33.

no-one wants to be eliminated so fast. Going so fast in the first lap

:39:34.:39:38.

they have to conceive energy, if they are to finish the race off.

:39:39.:39:48.

The young Aussie Matthew Ramsden, running for the Bolt All-Stars goes

:39:49.:39:51.

past Riseley. So Riseley again doing what he did. He's playing a little

:39:52.:39:59.

cat and mouse game here. They've taken the numbers. Musson here.

:40:00.:40:05.

Riseley looks comfortable enough. He's moved up. Riseley is going to

:40:06.:40:15.

push, push, push. He does. China went and now Japan goes. We are down

:40:16.:40:22.

to four. So, one more to be eliminate and then the dash for

:40:23.:40:30.

home. Well done. He's earned his keep with an 800-medley and now

:40:31.:40:33.

this. Matthew Ramsden of the Bolt

:40:34.:40:37.

All-Stars. The 19-year-old Jeff Riseley, the 30-year-old Victorian

:40:38.:40:39.

and then we get to Jamie Webb and Ben Musson. I am not sure if those

:40:40.:40:45.

guy guys at the back have another kick in them. I am not sure if they

:40:46.:40:50.

want another kick in them. Obviously surging is not the way to run fast,

:40:51.:40:57.

you pay for it later in the race. Musson coming back with Webb. They

:40:58.:41:01.

have to be up closer to Riseley and Ramsden. They are probably a step

:41:02.:41:04.

above the other two. They should be save. Ramsden looks comfortable out

:41:05.:41:09.

there in front. It is a group of youngsters. You have the 19-year-old

:41:10.:41:14.

Ramsden and then the 22-year-old, and 22-year-old Musson. Musson will

:41:15.:41:18.

be the one to go, surely. New Zealand will be out. We get to the

:41:19.:41:22.

last lap. What happens here? Do they keep running hard, or do they play

:41:23.:41:28.

cat and mouse? I Musson has gone. It has come down to the Bolt All-Stars.

:41:29.:41:35.

There is Ben Musson. He's gone. He's earnt some points. He's got 60

:41:36.:41:43.

points for the Kiwis. Ramsden, of the Bolt All-Stars. In the finals of

:41:44.:41:48.

the juniors. Jeff Riseley, sitting on him at the moment. Who gets the

:41:49.:41:54.

100, and who gets the 80? Jamie Webb is in the background. Ramsden, a bit

:41:55.:41:59.

of a chance here for the 1-year-old. Some bragging rights. Riseley starts

:42:00.:42:03.

to go. He's about a metre behind him. Ramsden leads into the

:42:04.:42:07.

straight. He'll be hard to beat, I reckon. Look at Usain Bolt and the

:42:08.:42:15.

All-Stars shouting him on! This is a huge win. It is an Aussie for the

:42:16.:42:22.

All-Stars. What a future he's got. Jeff Riseley, second. I am not sure

:42:23.:42:27.

whether Jamie Webb is with us? He is about 150 metres away. He is a star,

:42:28.:42:34.

this young fella. Unfortunately he's knocked off an Aussie. Jeff Riseley

:42:35.:42:39.

gave it a great shot. And Matthew was able to pull away from Geoff. It

:42:40.:42:46.

is such a tactical race. Let's go from the elimination mile, Dave to

:42:47.:42:52.

the javelin. The target javelin land the spear inside the V. 45 metres.

:42:53.:42:58.

It spreads out, the further you throw the spear, the wider the V. Up

:42:59.:43:03.

next Jo Blair. Po years of age. -- 30 years of age.

:43:04.:43:10.

The British champion. Will it land? It's gone wide.

:43:11.:43:16.

It was a slice. She launched herself 46, 26 for Jo

:43:17.:43:21.

Blair from England. She's in sixth spot at the moment. I'm cheering for

:43:22.:43:28.

Kara Winger. Leading, 21. 16. I think she can find the V. This is

:43:29.:43:32.

her first time ever throwing in a hat. For me, this is what Nitro is

:43:33.:43:36.

all about. Give it up for Kara Winger. She is throwing in a hat.

:43:37.:43:40.

She deserves our appreciation just for that. In she comes! Out it goes!

:43:41.:43:43.

Out it goes! Well, she's wearing the hat. She's

:43:44.:43:57.

got 15 bonus points, which means currently as things stand, 115

:43:58.:44:02.

points. That's what it's all about tonight. This is super fun. I never

:44:03.:44:06.

hit the target before. I'm terrible at that game! Here we go for Kara

:44:07.:44:11.

Winger. She's nailed the target. Gets 15 bonus points. Distance

:44:12.:44:17.

60-43. Leading and got the bonus points. The Bolt All-Stars back in

:44:18.:44:21.

business. Morgan Mitchell on the runway. Run

:44:22.:44:31.

-- Kathryn Mitchell on the runway. It looks straight - it's in there!

:44:32.:44:41.

All right! 15 bonus points. Was it previous than your other throw? I

:44:42.:44:45.

think my shoulder is Maxed out for distance. I needed the accuracy. You

:44:46.:44:53.

have nailed the bonus points. I will work on a few things this week and

:44:54.:44:58.

come back next Saturday. Hopefully there are a few metres extra. That

:44:59.:45:02.

shoulder is held together with gaffer tape. The 34-year-old from

:45:03.:45:07.

Victoria, sixth in the Olympic Games.

:45:08.:45:12.

This is power play. For the Chinese team, currently in second place,

:45:13.:45:19.

with 60.94. If she can launch 61. 17 and get the target, it's all

:45:20.:45:21.

happening! It flies! It flies! That was a big build-up. A massive

:45:22.:45:36.

build-up. That is 180 points for China. Finishing in second place.

:45:37.:45:45.

Big points for China. Not a bad launch, too close to the foul line.

:45:46.:45:52.

She went high as well. It was a storm chaser. It was up in the

:45:53.:45:59.

clouds. It is not going to improve her score. Bolt All-Stars, Usain

:46:00.:46:04.

Bolt, a very proficient javelin thrower. He threw it in Rio. 54

:46:05.:46:12.

point 17. The Chinese athlete will finish in second place, Catherine

:46:13.:46:16.

Mitchell third, there is your winner. Kara Winger from the Bolt

:46:17.:46:26.

All-Stars. Linden Hall of Australia there.

:46:27.:46:36.

Selah Jepleting Busienei there from the Bolt All-Stars. We sort of know

:46:37.:46:47.

how it works with what happened previously. Away they go in the

:46:48.:46:58.

women's elimination mile. Laura Nagle from New Zealand pushing up

:46:59.:47:01.

and in front of her is Alison Leonard. Li from China has gone

:47:02.:47:07.

forward. Selah Jepleting Busienei getting around her. Nagel there.

:47:08.:47:17.

Linden Hall will drop back to second last. Nagel has worked hard, she is

:47:18.:47:24.

at the front. She was the New Zealand 10,000 metres champion last

:47:25.:47:30.

year. If you are a distance runner, you want to be towards the front so

:47:31.:47:34.

it does not come down to the last spread. It is interesting to see,

:47:35.:47:38.

the first lap seems to be crazy and then they slow down. Linden Hall has

:47:39.:47:42.

got herself into a good position. She was told that the best place to

:47:43.:47:47.

be would-be where everyone wants to be coming into the final kick down

:47:48.:47:51.

and looks like she will make it through quite comfortably. It is

:47:52.:47:59.

pretty tight behind her. I think Li... She has gone out. Linden Hall.

:48:00.:48:06.

China will have to leave. It is Alison Leonard of a man, Linden

:48:07.:48:09.

Hall, Selah Jepleting Busienei from Bolt All-Stars and then a big gap to

:48:10.:48:18.

Laura Nagel. The Chinese runner now told that she was the background.

:48:19.:48:22.

The front runners will probably slow, but you would think that 46

:48:23.:48:31.

mackerel -- 46 aggro, she is in trouble... A little bit of

:48:32.:48:45.

inexperience. -- Urabe. England have employed and interesting tactic

:48:46.:48:50.

putting Alison Leonard in the team. I am sure Usain Bolt has explained

:48:51.:48:57.

to her what works and what does not. Kurtis Marschall is there. It is a

:48:58.:49:01.

fantastic environment having the athletes out there cheering. These

:49:02.:49:05.

three know that they are safe. They are cruising a little bit more.

:49:06.:49:13.

LaCaze, what a captain she has been. We get down to four now. Urabe will

:49:14.:49:19.

miss out. Nagel assay for the moment. You could not see her

:49:20.:49:23.

catching the top three. Such a different race for the men. It was

:49:24.:49:30.

so tense. The top three have sorted themselves out. Laura Nagel, you

:49:31.:49:33.

would think she has a forlorn hope of getting back into the picture.

:49:34.:49:39.

What does Linden do and what does Selah Jepleting Busienei do and

:49:40.:49:44.

Alison Leonard. They could really turn it off for a bit here. Has

:49:45.:49:51.

Linden Hall got the pace? She is not scared to lead from a long way out.

:49:52.:49:55.

She was speaking about maybe leading from the front. She will be OK here.

:49:56.:50:01.

She knows that she is safe not get eliminated. She wants to win the

:50:02.:50:05.

race and she knows that team needs to the race. She will want to make

:50:06.:50:16.

sure that she has a bit of a lead and she kicks the legs out of Alison

:50:17.:50:20.

Leonard who is dropping back. We know she is a flat 800 runner. This

:50:21.:50:27.

is a combined men's and women's and the Bolt All-Stars beat the

:50:28.:50:30.

Australians in the men's elimination mile. Into the last lap, frustrated

:50:31.:50:35.

to shared the points with the Bolt All-Stars here. We have a power play

:50:36.:50:42.

in the 4x100. It is important that Linden Hall can win. The captain is

:50:43.:50:48.

verging on Selah Jepleting Busienei. Linden Hall is away. She is six or

:50:49.:50:54.

seven metres in front of Selah Jepleting Busienei. Alison Leonard

:50:55.:50:57.

is consigned to third place. Linden Hall looks great. She missed the

:50:58.:51:05.

Olympic final by two tenths of a second. This young woman has a huge

:51:06.:51:10.

future, she is 25, she has so much to look forward to. This has been

:51:11.:51:15.

really impressive. She is a fantastic athlete. She also got

:51:16.:51:20.

engaged last year. Look at her go, she is pulling away, she is going to

:51:21.:51:30.

do the job for her team. The 25-year-old, the Rio Olympian, she

:51:31.:51:33.

comes away with a big win in the elimination mile, Linden Hall, a

:51:34.:51:37.

great result for Australia, Selah Jepleting Busienei in second place

:51:38.:51:41.

and third will be Alison Leonard. Good result there. This is quite an

:51:42.:51:50.

historical moment in track and field. Where are you going? This is

:51:51.:52:03.

a very historical moment for track and field work mail takes on a

:52:04.:52:09.

female. Did you think that this would ever happen one day. No, I was

:52:10.:52:15.

kind of dreading it. I will just try my best. Is that trash talk? Same

:52:16.:52:24.

Australia can take the wind? Hopefully you can hold on to get it.

:52:25.:52:34.

To Paris is first and then the two powerhouses with the ladies, we have

:52:35.:52:39.

got that covered, it is easy. We do not play games, we are here to win.

:52:40.:52:46.

Good luck, guys. That is the leaderboard for Nitro Athletics.

:52:47.:52:48.

Team at the all China, Australia. The 4x100 coming up and here are the

:52:49.:53:08.

lane draws. Australia can get double points here. If Australia could get

:53:09.:53:17.

second, they would get 60 more points than the All-Stars. It is a

:53:18.:53:22.

tough ask when the greatest athlete of all time is running. Stranger

:53:23.:53:27.

things have happened. Powell must be begin I have done a lot, this is

:53:28.:53:33.

very different. He is running against five women here. He is the

:53:34.:53:41.

only male on the opening leg. What price him being first to Bolt? It is

:53:42.:53:47.

Black Caviar, isn't it? You would probably put your house on it. The

:53:48.:53:54.

Jamaicans are well rehearsed when it comes to realise. Would he be

:53:55.:54:00.

nervous? What to say? I think so. If you watch the movie of Bolt, you

:54:01.:54:05.

think he is never nervous, but he says he always gets nervous. This is

:54:06.:54:09.

his first race of the season. We are about to go. Powell to Bolt. Henry

:54:10.:54:27.

to Day. Let's see. Powell will gobble up the lead early. Powell to

:54:28.:54:37.

Bolt. Riley Dave. He flies the back straight. Riley Day is in third

:54:38.:54:42.

place. The fastest man of all-time hands of the battered. I reckon she

:54:43.:54:48.

got out. Job done. Day passes the Batham. Prandini. The All-Stars are

:54:49.:55:00.

just out there. Where are the Australians? Fourth or fifth place.

:55:01.:55:06.

Tarmoh brings them home. That was something. The Australian

:55:07.:55:20.

team with two teenagers involved with a flying finish. Here was Jack

:55:21.:55:28.

Hale, two from the left. Tarmoh was safely there. He is an 18-year-old,

:55:29.:55:37.

he has always had a high profile, he is the Australian under 18 and under

:55:38.:55:40.

20 record holder, fastest teenager we have ever had. Tarmoh there,

:55:41.:55:50.

getting the points. Usain Bolt, he was just himself. You did it, you

:55:51.:55:54.

seem to always find a way to get the win. You make us panic but you got

:55:55.:55:58.

the victory. I told you, from the start, I told you I would win. We

:55:59.:56:04.

let you guys win earlier, so you had hoped and then we took a back. That

:56:05.:56:08.

was the strategy the whole time. Yes. Sometimes you have to give

:56:09.:56:12.

people hope and then take it back. We are here to win and that is what

:56:13.:56:17.

they did. We have two more days to go, so they better come better than

:56:18.:56:20.

this. What are you going to change for Thursday night. This is a trend

:56:21.:56:27.

we will expect. No, tonight, there was a lot of trash talk, but we are

:56:28.:56:33.

winning and you are losing. From the get go, on Thursday, the hammer is

:56:34.:56:38.

going to be down. Describe it. Awesome. The crowd was great, I

:56:39.:56:42.

enjoyed it, it was different. This is exactly what I expected. Thank

:56:43.:56:53.

you for coming out. We have a number Macklemore, Conrad and supporters.

:56:54.:56:59.

Thanks a lot, Australia. In no way, we get bragging rights. The Bolt

:57:00.:57:05.

All-Stars, over Japan and Australia and those were enormous points. His

:57:06.:57:10.

team did come through but not without a heck of a fight. This was

:57:11.:57:16.

so close. In both the power play and the long jump, that made such a

:57:17.:57:21.

difference. What a first night! Thanks to that, we also want to hear

:57:22.:57:25.

what you think. Let us know. We would love to know your thoughts.

:57:26.:57:31.

Our next instalment is Saturday at 1:15pm and this time it is on BBC

:57:32.:57:34.

One and the third and final highlights from Melbourne, will be

:57:35.:57:41.

at one o'clock here on BBC Two. The athletics keeps coming and next

:57:42.:57:45.

weekend we will have the British indoor Championships live on the BBC

:57:46.:57:48.

sport website. All the details are online.

:57:49.:58:01.

Lots to look forward to, we will be back with more Nitro Athletics next

:58:02.:58:07.

Saturday on BBC One. Until then, goodbye.

:58:08.:58:18.

Usain Bolt is the headline act as Nitro Athletics - a new high-energy team event - makes its global debut in Melbourne.

This hour-long highlights programme shows the best of the action as six international teams made up of 24 athletes battle it out in traditional events such as the 100m, 200m and pole vault - and they are also supported by new events including an elimination mile, a mixed hurdles relay, a mixed long jump and target javelin.

Jamaican superstar Bolt leads his 'Bolt All Stars' team against England, captained by Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu, China, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Points are awarded for each of the 12 events, which also attempt to pioneer new technology, such as microphones worn by the athletes, countdown clocks and fluorescent blocks and batons.

This is the first of three days of the inaugural Nitro Athletics Melbourne meeting and hopes are high it will have a strong impact, with Lord Sebastian Coe, the head of World Athletics, saying this event will 'revolutionise' the sport.