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Usain Bolt’s home finale to include Wayde van Niekerk, Olympic champs

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Usain Bolt‘s last scheduled meet in Jamaica will be star-studded.

Bolt will be joined by Olympic champions Wayde van NiekerkDavid RudishaMo Farah and Christian Taylor at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on June 10, meet organizers announced Friday.

It would be a surprise if any of Bolt, Van Niekerk, Rudisha and Farah are in the same race. Bolt is expected to contest the 100m.

Jamaica’s other top sprinters — Yohan BlakeAsafa Powell and Warren Weir — plus U.S. Olympians Tori BowieTrayvon BromellDalilah Muhammad and Jenna Prandini are also confirmed for the meet. Plus, South African Akani Simbine, the fastest man in the world so far this year at 9.93 seconds.

“I might shed a tear even though I’m not an emotional person as I close out where it started on Jamaican soil,” Bolt said Friday, according to Reuters, adding that he wanted to run under 9.8 seconds.

Bolt has broken 9.8 twice since the 2012 Olympics, in winning the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in 9.77 and 9.79, respectively.

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Watch Usain Bolt, Carl Lewis, Jesse Owens in the same race

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Eurosport put the three most iconic sprinters of all time into the same race, with technological assistance of course.

It took Usain BoltCarl Lewis and Jesse Owens‘ sprints from the 2012, 1984 and 1936 Olympics, respectively, and superimposed them on the 2012 London Olympic track.

In the Race of Legends, Bolt burst out to significant lead by 50 meters, but Lewis actually closed a bit on him in the latter half of the race.

Their final times:

Bolt — 9.63 (current Olympic record)
Lewis — 9.99
Owens — 10.3

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Usain Bolt expects to miss World Relays

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Usain Bolt doesn’t expect to compete at April’s IAAF World Relays, a global, two-day meet in the Bahamas made up of only relay races, according to Agence France-Presse.

“My coach hasn’t said anything about it [World Relays], so I doubt that I will be competing there this year,” Bolt said Sunday, according to AFP. “I am just trying to stay injury free.”

Bolt’s only known scheduled meets at the moment are the world championships in London in August and the Racers Grand Prix on June 10, expected to be his final meet in Jamaica before retiring at the end of this season.

Bolt’s only races so far this year were relays and a 150m in Australia in February.

The IAAF World Relays started in 2014 and have taken place yearly outside of Olympic years.

Bolt’s one and only appearance at the meet was in 2015, when he and the Jamaican 4x100m team were upset by the U.S.

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