Sunday 8 December, 2019

Usain Bolt to run 100m and 4x100m at World Championships

Usain Bolt at his emotional farewell meet - the second staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix on Saturday, June 10 at the National Stadium.

Usain Bolt at his emotional farewell meet - the second staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix on Saturday, June 10 at the National Stadium.

Jamaica's global sprint star Usain Bolt has confirmed he will run the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London in August, his final event before retiring.

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist said, "my aim is to win in London. I want to retire on a winning note."

The World Championships take place from August 4-13.

The men's 100m final will take place on Saturday,  August 5 while the men's 4x100m relay race - which will mark the end of Bolt's career - takes place on the following Saturday.

Bolt has won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at the past three Olympic Games - Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

However, his unprecedented 'triple triple' of nine gold medals was downgraded to eight after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter, who was part of the quartet that won the 4x100m in Beijing, tested positive for a banned substance. Carter has appealed against the decision.

On Saturday, June 10, the 30-year-old Bolt raced for the final time on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds to win the 'Salute a Legend' 100m race before taking a lap of honour in front of a sell-out crowd of 30,000 at the National Stadium in Kingston.

He will also compete in the 100m at the Diamond League event in Monaco on Friday.

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