MEETING AREVA: Usain Bolt, always committed to being there

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Poster of AREVA meeting 2011For the third time in three years, Usain Bolt will be up and running along the track of the Stade de France on July 8, 2011 for the MEETING AREVA. But there’s one change of plan! This time, the Jamaican star will compete in the 200m at the Parisian event. It’s sure to provide quite a show for the spectators, as Bolt holds the world record (19”19), the Olympic title and the world title for this race. It will be all the more exciting because this performance will be his last 200m before the World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea.

Bolt’s performance will surely be spiced up, as he’ll be dueling with France’s Christophe Lemaitre, the European champion of last summer’s 200m in Barcelona. As usual, the French team will be well represented at the MEETING AREVA 2011. Two other 2010 European champions, Renaud Lavillenie and Myriam Soumaré, will be in the French lineup at the Stade de France. The former, last year’s pole-vaulting champion, will attempt to hold on to his title. The latter will be lined up at the 100m starting blocks. Bouabdellah Tahri, the European runner-up of the 3,000m steeplechase, is also scheduled to compete in his signature race.

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