Usain Bolt on his way to 100m victory at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Brussels (Jean-Pierre Durand) © Copyright
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Bolt to compete in Brussels for the seventh time – IAAF Diamond League

Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt will headline the AG insurance Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on 11 September, the final meeting in the 2015 IAAF Diamond League series.

It will be his seventh appearance in the Belgian capital. Since finishing third in the 200m back in 2007, Bolt went on to record five victories in Brussels; four in the 100m and one in the 200m.

After clocking a meeting record of 9.77 in 2008 – incredibly, into a -1.3m/s headwind – Bolt improved on that by 0.01 in 2011. His 19.57 200m victory in 2009 was a meeting record at the time, but was broken two years later by compatriot Yohan Blake.

After the conclusion of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, Bolt will decide which event he will contest at the King Baudouinstadium.

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2015 IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 15 May
Shanghai, CHN – 17 May
Eugene, USA – 30 May
Rome, ITA – 4 June
Birmingham, GBR – 7 June
Oslo, NOR – 11 June
New York, USA – 13 June
Paris, FRA – 4 July
Lausanne, SUI – 9 July
Monaco, MON – 17 July
London, GBR – 24-25 July
Stockholm, SWE – 30 July
Zurich, SUI – 3 September
Brussels, BEL – 11 September