Last year in Jamaica, he ran a 31.03 (#3 all-time) - not too far off of Michael Johnson's world best 30.85.
He says his tight hamstring is feeling great.
Eaton: "I hope people realise Usain Bolt will destroy me in the race. The goals are 1: Be in proximity to and experience that kind of speed. 2: See how many metres I can stay relatively close. 3: PB."
Bolt said the cold/rainy conditions were partly to blame for the slower time.
Asked what he thought about the start list Bolt responde"d, I don’t know, I have not seen it yet.” Well let's put it this way, Bolt's biggest competition will be a Kenyan. (Actually not as bad as it sounds as Carvin Nkanata ran 20.14 this year).
France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse is also in the 1000. Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel vs former World XC champ Japheth Korir in the 5000. Current world leader Dawit Seyaum (4:00.96) is in the 1500, Christian Taylor in the TJ, Bogdan Bondarenko in the HJ,