Prague - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt will run the 100m at the Golden
Spike meet in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on May 20, the event's
organisers said on Tuesday.
This will be Bolt's second race in the run-up to the Rio Olympics in
August, where he will defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles from 2012.
In his first race this year, he is due to run the 100m at the Cayman Invitational Meet on May 14.
"I am pleased to return to the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava on May
20 for the eighth time in my career," Bolt said in a statement provided
by Golden Spike spokesperson Karel Tejkal.
"It is one of my favourite meets on the circuit. The organisation is always great and the fans create a fantastic atmosphere.
"It will be my first European meet of 2016," added the 29-year-old
six-time Olympic gold medallist and world record holder over 100m and
Bolt has not raced since the Beijing World Championships last August,
where he won the 100m and 200m races in addition to helping Jamaica
dominate the 4x100m relay.
Other stars due to compete at Ostrava include French pole vaulter
Renaud Lavillenie and US decathlon star Ashton Eaton, the world record
holder, who will take part in the long jump competition before taking on
Bolt in the 100m race.