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Usain Bolt to run 100-meter event at Rome's Golden Gala

  • Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is to take part in the 100-meter event at Rome's Golden Gala meeting on June 6, organizers announced on Tuesday.

    Bolt, who became the only man to win the 100-200 meters double at successive Olympics during the 2012 London Games, is also due to run a 150 meter race on Brazil's Copacabana beach on March 31.

    The Jamaican world record holder will also take part in the 200-meter event at Oslo's Bislett Games on June 13 and at the Paris Golden League meeting on July 6 before the world championships in Moscow in August.

    Rome is the fifth round of the 14-event Diamond League calendar.

    Bolt set a time of 9.91 seconds in 2011 and 9.76 last year at the city’s Olympic stadium.

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