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Bolt to race in Monaco prior to London swan song

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Herculis EBS meeting in Monaco on July 21, two weeks before his final world championships appearance in London, organizers said on Wednesday.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, who ran his final race in his home country earlier this month, last raced at the Louis II Stadium in 2011.

Jamaica's Olympic champion Usain Bolt looks up after winning his final 100 meters sprint at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica June 10, 2017. REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy
"Organizers of the Herculis EBS meeting have confirmed that Usain Bolt will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 21 July as part of his farewell tour," the governing IAAF said on its website. (www.iaaf.org)

The double sprint world record holder, who has also amassed 13 world championship medals, will make his final bow in August in the British capital, where he will only run the shorter sprint despite having a wildcard for the 200m.

(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-bolt-monaco-idUSKBN19D0CP

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