SPRINT king Usain Bolt broke the 100m Running world record

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SPRINT king Usain Bolt will compete in New York this summer at the fifth leg of the new-look Diamond League on the same track that he first broke the 100m running world record.

Meet organisers confirmed on Tuesday that the three-time Olympic gold medallist, world champion and world record holder will compete in the Adidas Grand Prix on June 12 on Randall's Island.

In May 2008, Bolt clocked 9.72 seconds to break compatriot Asafa Powell's world record at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York before heading to Beijing that August and crossing the line in 9.69.


"The track was lit up by lightning but despite the storm the supporters stayed seated to watch the 100m. So I know they enjoyed my speed," said Bolt.

Bolt has since become the hottest property in world athletics and clocked new world records of 9.58 and 19.19 at last summer's World Championships in Berlin.

The New York meet, formerly known as the Reebok Grand Prix, will be the fifth stop on the inaugural IAAF Diamond League circuit.

Bolt is expected to opt against competing at October's Commonwealth Games in Delhi, instead inspected to feature at the majority of the 14 events that make up the new Diamond League, which replaces the six-legged Golden League series.



Source: morethanthegames
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