Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt will head to Rio de Janeiro following the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to run in a special 100m event.
The race on Copacabana beach on 14 August completes Bolt’s 2014 schedule and means he will not face America’s in-form Justin Gatlin until 2015.
Gatlin, 32, has won 11 consecutive 100m races and two 200m races this year.
Bolt’s schedule also includes 100m races in Poland on 23 August and at the Zurich Diamond League on 28 August.
The six-time Olympic champion confirmed on Sunday he would race the “Mano a Mano” 100m on Brazil’s famous beach.
Bolt, 27, has competed on Copacabana beach before, winning a 150m race in March 2013, on a track specially built for the event.[eap_ad_2]
Gatlin, who returned from a four-year doping ban in 2010, will not receive an invitation to race against Bolt in Zurich because it is the policy of the meeting’s organisers not invite athletes that have been banned for two years or more.
However, while the 100m race in Zurich is not part of the Diamond League series of events, the 200m race at the same meeting will be.
Under Diamond League rules, world silver-medallist Gatlin, who is Gatlin powers to 200m win in Monaco for the 200m, could still race in the longer event. (BBC Sport)[eap_ad_3]