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Athletics: Sprint star Bolt to run in Brussels and Rome

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Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has confirmed that he will race in Diamond League meets in Brussels and Rome.

Bolt, the back-to-back Olympic champion in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, will compete in the 100m at Rome's Golden Gala, the fifth leg of the Diamond League, on June 6. He set a meet record of 9.76sec last year at the Olympic Stadium.

The Jamaican also confirmed that he will race at Brussels' Belgacom Memorial, the second of two finals of the Diamond League, on September 6.

It has not been decided whether he will contest the 100 or 200m in Belgium, the event coming just three weeks after the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

Bolt has also signed up to race in the Cayman Islands on May 8 over a yet-to-be-decided distance, and Ostrava on June 27 in the 4x100m relay, as well as Diamond League meets in Oslo on June 13 and Paris on July 6, both over 200m.

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