Ostrava, Czech Republic – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth has confirmed he will run at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet on 25 May 2012.
The Ostrava Golden Spike is part of the IAAF World Challenge series of meetings
The World and Olympic champion currently plans to race 100 metres.
The meeting organisers first secured Bolt’s participation in the meeting in 2004 when he was the fresh World junior record holder but he was a late withdrawal. Since then he has competed twice in the 200m and twice in the 100m and once 300m in Ostrava.
“I am delighted to return to Ostrava for the sixth time in my career. It is widely known that I love the meet and it is one of the first meets that I pencil in my calendar each year,” said Bolt.
“The Golden Spike meeting always has a full house and the fans are so full of energy – every year they push me to good performances. It is a good track and nice stadium where the fans are close to the action.”
“Ostrava will be my first European Grand Prix in 2012. I have already announced the Golden Gala in Rome and the Bislett Games in Oslo the following weeks. After this I will return home to Jamaica to prepare for our Olympic Trials.”
“Training has gone well over the winter and I am looking forward to competing,” confirmed Bolt.
Already confirmed for the meeting are other top names like Veronica Campbell-Brown in women 200m, LaShawn Merritt and Oscar Pistorius in the 400m, Christian Cantwell and Dylan Armstrong in the Shot Put, Dayron Robles at 110m Hurdles and Barbora Spotakova in the Javelin Throw.
Organisers for the IAAF