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Bolt to run 200m in Paris
2013-02-27 14:03:18 | (0 Comments)
Organisers will pay US$300,000 to bring six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt to France to run the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League meeting on July 6.
World-record holder Usain Bolt
The Jamaican world-record holder will compete against France's European 100-metre champion Christophe Lemaitre in the final race of the evening.
Lemaitre finished third at the 2011 Daegu world championships 200 metres that was won by Bolt.
Head of the meeting, Laurent Boquillet, says the fee was standard for a runner of Bolt's caliber.
The 26-year-old Bolt is using the event in July as part of his buildup for the Moscow world athletics championships the following month.
Bolt will compete in a 150 meters race on Brazil's Copacabana beach on March 31.
His only other confirmed race this year is over 200 metres at Oslo's Bislett Games on June 13.
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