World 100-metre champion Yohan Blake opened his season with a 400m personal best on Saturday at the Camperdown Classic while 100m world-record holder Usain Bolt skipped the Jamaican meet.

Blake's time of 46.49 seconds was .2 of a second behind winner Allodin Fothergill, a member of Jamaica's third-place 4x400m team at last year's World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

Reigning Olympic champion Bolt passed on the entire meet after saying for more than a month that he planned to compete.