Monaco – Usain Bolt will run the 100m at Monaco’s Stade Louis II on 22 July 2011.

The triple World record holder, triple Olympic and World champion has accepted the personal invitation made by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, President of the Fédération Monégasque d’Athlétisme which organises the meeting Herculis, 10th stage of the Samsung Diamond League 2011.

Over a year ago, while participating in France’s most popular TV Sport Programme H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco expressed the desire to see Usain Bolt run in the Principality and extended an official invitation to the Jamaican.

Finally the time has come for Usain Bolt to run in Monaco as the 2011 edition of the Herculis meeting is perfectly positioned on the international calendar, one month before the IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2011 (27 Aug – 4 Sep).

The 25th anniversary of the meeting will also take advantage of the new track of the Louis II stadium which proved its exceptional speed during last year’s edition.

As the champion says, “I am really looking forward to running for the first time in Monaco. I have been there several times at the IAAF Gala but have never actually competed there.  Monaco is a beautiful place and when Prince Albert extended the invitation I could not say no.  I like the warm weather and the fast track and hope to perform well in the Herculis meeting for its 25th anniversary.”