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Rome - World record-holder Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at Rome's Golden Gala on June 6.
It will be the third consecutive year the six-time Olympic champion from Jamaica will run at the Stadio Olimpico, Local organizers announced on Tuesday. Rome is the opening European meet in the Diamond League.
Bolt has also committed to run the 200 at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, on June 13; the 4x100 relay at the Golden Spike in the Czech city of Ostrava on June 27, and the 200 again at the Areva Meeting in Paris on July 6, as part of his preparations for the world championships in Moscow from Aug. 10-18.
Bolt won gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay at last year's London Olympics and is aiming to repeat the triple feat in Moscow.
Bolt won the 100 in Rome the past two years, clocking 9.91seconds in 2011 and 9.76 last season. On both occasions, former world record-holder Asafa Powell was runner-up and Christophe Lemaitre of France was third.
Rome organizers have not yet announced who will be running against Bolt this time.
Bolt's most recent 100 record of 9.58 was set at the 2009 worlds in Berlin.