Bolt to run 200 meters in Laussane, by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder



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Bolt to run the 200 m in Lausanne

LAUSANNE (SUI): Superstar Usain Bolt confirmed another appearance during European summer. The triple Olympic winner and world record holder will run the 200 m at 34th Athletissima in Lausanne on July 7 (IAAF Super Grand Prix). As the organisers are writing in a release, he will be the star attraction of the evening. Usain Bolt has come to Lausanne every year since 2006. He says he “loves this track, its long curve and the great public”. Last year, he dominated the race in 19.63, equalling Xavier Carter’s result in 2006, which is still the stadium record. This competition will be his first in Europe after Jamaican Trials which will be held end of June. After Lausanne he will have two more races before the World Championships in Berlin. Both are 100 m competitions in Paris on July 17 and London on July 24. The only time he will run the 200 m before Athletissima will be at Jamaican Championships. Bolt will continue next to compete on May 2 in Kingston at 100 m, on May 17 in Manchester at street 150 m and on June 11 in Toronto again at 100 m.

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