Blake after astonishing everyone in Brussels with his 19.26 sec run (Gladys Chai van der Laage) © Copyright
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Bolt and Blake confirmed for Brussels – Samsung Diamond League

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, will compete in the Belgacom Memorial Van Damme - Samsung Diamond League meeting on 7 September.

Who will run which distance is not yet clear. This year the Memorial, one of the two season Finals of the Samsung Diamond League series, holds both a 100m and 200 metres.

According to their coach Glen Mills choosing distances depends in part on the performances in the London Olympics. A direct clash between the two sprinters is possible.

Last year in Brussels, both men set world season beats, Blake impressed in the 200m with 19.26, while Bolt dashed to 9.76 in the 100 metres.

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