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BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line to win gold in the Men's 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF) *** Local Caption *** Usain Bolt

Three-time Olympic Games sprint double champion, Usain Bolt, could pocket up to $1 million if he decide to compete in Melbourne as part of Athletics Australia’s new-look Nitro Summer series next year.

The nine-time Olympic champion, three titles each over 100m, 200m and 4x100m, is expected to confirm his involvement in the series at a press conference on Friday.

Bolt, who has been in Melbourne for the past week and attended Oaks Day at Flemington, will return to race at Lakeside Stadium in early February.

Athletics Australia has allocated the week of February 4-11 for the new teams event with details of the format yet to be finalised.

The fastest man in the world is likely to race in a relay and possibly over longer distances of 300m or 400m given that is the norm early in his preparation.


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