OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Usain Bolt fulfills his promise and will return to Ostrava Golden Spike for the last time as a competitor on June 28 for the 56th edition of the meet (IAAF World Challenge).
He will run the 100m. In total, Bolt started in Ostrava four times at 100m, three times at 200m and once at 300m, always winning. This will be his 9th a record among the one day meetings.
He commented, “The Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava is always one of the first meetings I put in my diary each year and I am happy to announce that I will be competing there for the ninth and final time on June 28 this year.
“I think it was the first professional track meet that invited me to run back at the start of my career and it is fitting that I should return there in my final season. The fans in the Czech Republic always give me a great welcome and I am happy to have eight wins in the Mestsky stadium and hold the meet records in the 200m and 300m.”
Other Rio gold medalists competing in Ostrava will be Mo Farah (10,000m), Wayde Van Niekerk (300 m), Christian Taylor, Thomas Rohler, Anita Wlodarczyk, David Rudisha (1000 m debut) and Conseslus Kipruto.