International Athletics

Bolt to run 100m at Ostrava in May

2016-04-26 15:23
Usain Bolt (AFP)

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 200m.

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.

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