Bolt to run 200 at World Athletics Final
Posted by Dresonic on September 2, 2009
MONACO (AP) – Usain Bolt has confirmed that he will run the 200 metres at the IAAF World Athletics Final next month in Greece, the international athletics federation said yesterday.
|BOLT… shattered world records in the 100 and 200 metres at the World Championships earlier this month|
The Jamaican sprinter shattered world records in the 100 and 200 metres at the World Championships earlier this month. He clocked 9.58 in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 to improve the times he set in winning gold medals at last year’s Beijing Olympics.
Bolt contested the 200 metres at three meetings this season and was not automatically qualified for the race, which will take place on September 13 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
“But as per the qualifying regulations the eighth place is at the discretion of the IAAF,” the international federation said in a statement.
Bolt last competed in the world final in 2006 when he came third in the 200 with a time of 20.10 seconds in Stuttgart.
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