USA vs. Jamaica Challenge Series to Begin in 2010

Usain Bolt (AP)
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Usain Bolt and the rest of Jamaica's Olympics-dominating sprint crew are ready to take on the best from the U.S.

In a bid to boost track and field's profile in non-Olympic years, the two countries will square off in the USA vs. Jamaica Challenge Series starting in 2010, USA Track & Field and the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association announced Tuesday.

The team-based, scored meets will include men and women competing in the 100, 200 and 400 meters, two hurdles distances, three relays and the long jump.

The countries will have one meet in the United States - probably on the East Coast - and one in Jamaica, sometime in May or June before the European track season begins.