ROME (AP) — Golden Gala organizers announced Friday that world record-holder Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the meet in Rome on May 26.
It will mark Bolt’s first Diamond League meet of the season, with the Jamaican also committed to run the 200 in June at the Bislett Games in Oslo.
“I know the Stadio Olimpico has a very fast track,” Bolt said in a statement. “A lot of the best sprinters in the world have achieved great times there over the last 10 years.”
American sprinter Tyson Gay set the Golden Gala record of 9.77 seconds in 2009, while Bolt’s record of 9.58 came later that year at the world championships in Berlin.