Athletics: Usain Bolt to run 100m at Ostrava next month

Usain Bolt celebrating after winning the men's 200m athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships on Aug 27, 2015, in Beijing.
Usain Bolt celebrating after winning the men's 200m athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships on Aug 27, 2015, in Beijing.PHOTO: AFP

PRAGUE (AFP) - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt will run the 100m at the Golden Spike meet in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on May 20, the event's organisers said on Tuesday.

This will be Bolt's second race in the run-up to the Rio Olympics in August, where he will defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles.

In his first race this year, he is due to run the 100m at the Cayman Invitational Meet on May 14.

"I am pleased to return to the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava on May 20 for the eighth time in my career," Bolt said in a statement provided by Golden Spike spokesman Karel Tejkal.

The 29-year-old has not raced since the Beijing World Championships last August, when he won the 100m and 200m races in addition to helping Jamaica dominate the 4x100m relay.