Blake with his signature pose. (©GettyImages)
Blake with his signature pose. (©GettyImages).

Yohan Blake to run in Manchester street race

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Yohan Blake will compete in Britain for the first time since London 2012 when he takes part in the BT Great CityGames in Manchester.

Blake will be making his debut in the annual street race, which takes place on May 17, and will race over 150m, reports The Telegraph.

The 2011 World Champion over 100m has not raced in the country since he helped smash the world record in the 4X100m relay in the Olympics. He also took silver in the individual 100m and 200m, finishing behind his training partner and friend Usain Bolt in both.

It's that man, Bolt, who has run the fastest 150m time ever recorded, too. The Jamaican wowed the crowd in the inaugural running of the event back in 2009, storming to victory in 14.35 seconds, almost half a second quicker than anyone else has run.

If anyone can get close, though, its probably the man nicknamed 'The Beast'. Despite a frustrating 2013 where he missed pretty much the whole season with a hamstring injury, Blake is the second fastest man ever over 200m and is Bolt's main threat over the shorter distance.

With the Commonwealth Games just a few months away, Blake will certainly want to get the season off to a good start. Winning on the temporary track in Manchester will certainly do that.

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