Usain Bolt lands in Melbourne next month

The world’s fastest man will spend two weeks in Australia in November.

Usain Bolt’s arrival will coincide with the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Jamaican will be trackside at Flemington for Oaks Day on November 3, according to the Herald Sun.


The 100m and 200m sprinter will be a guest of Crown Melbourne, appearing in their marquee on Oaks Day, November 3.

“I love to come to Australia just to hang out and relax at the end of the track and field season,” he told the Herald Sun.

“The people are always very friendly and fun.

“I will stay around two weeks. I usually come with a few friends and meet up with John Steffensen, who I’ve known for a long time.

“We tend to relax, play some football or go karting, have a few nights out. It will be my first time to attend this type of event. I hear it is the place to be in Melbourne in November and people like to dress up, so I will be wearing a Brioni suit and a Hublot watch.”

Commonwealth Games Board Chair Peter Beattie has previously said GOLDOC would love to lure the ‘lighting bolt’ to the Gold Coast in 2018.