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Usain Bolt to take part in Diamond League meet at New York

New York , PTI | Updated : 26 March 2015, 01:56 PM

Usain Bolt will run in New York for the first time since he set the world record in the 100 meters in 2008.

Organizers say the six-time Olympic champion will run at the Diamond League meet at Icahn Stadium on June 13. That is where the Jamaican set his first world record in the 100, running 9.72 on May 31.

A few months later, Bolt set another world record of 9.69 in the 100 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He lowered it yet again to 9.58 seconds at the 2009 world championships in Berlin.

Bolt says “no one could ever forget their first world record, and I will never forget the crowd in New York that night.” Bolt also holds the world record in the 200 meters.

Organizers did not specify whether he would run the 100 or 200 in New York. 

First Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 01:53 PM
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