Bolt confirms Adidas Grand Prix outing

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New York, March 26 (IANS) Jamaican superstar sprinter Usain Bolt will make his first appearance in seven years at the Adidas Grand Prix here in June when he headlines the event at the Icahn Stadium.

The 28-year-old multiple Olympic and World Champion set his first world record in 100 metres at the venue back in May 2008 when he clocked 9.72 seconds. Since then, he has run just once in the United States, at the Penn Relays, and has gone on to win six Olympic golds, eight World titles and broken seven world records, reports CMC.

Recalling his memories of New York, Bolt said he was anxiously looking forward to the meet.

“No one could ever forget their first world record and I will never forget the crowd in New York that night. They had to wait for an hour during a thunderstorm delay before our race and I don’t think a single person left the stadium,” Bolt said.

“They deserved a great performance and I’m glad I was able to give it to them. I’m looking forward to running in New York again.”

Organisers did not specify what event Bolt would contest.

The Adidas Grand Prix is the third meet for which Bolt has been confirmed in the upcoming season. He had earlier signed for the Athletissima Golden League in Lausanne and the Areva meet in Paris, both in July.

New York represents the seventh meet of the Diamond League.

Last year, Bolt was forced to cancel most of his engagements because of injury.

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