Bolt to cap season with 100m at Brussels

Sep 07, 2012, 08:49 IST | AFP

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt will round off his amazing season in the 100m at the Diamond League meet here on Friday

But there will be no showdown with his compatriot Yohan Blake, who races in the 200m, the pair having decided not to line up against each other after the London Olympics.

Bolt claimed a second successive treble gold medal haul in the British capital, with Blake claiming silvers in the 100 and 200m, his gold coming courtesy of the 4x100m relay team alongside his older training partner.

Usain Bolt

The 26-year-old Bolt will be lining up over the 100m for the first time since his London triumph where he blazed to a 9.63sec run, his and history’s second fastest performance.

He has won five of his six competitions this season, but that sole loss, to Blake at the Jamaican Olympic trials, seems all but forgotten.

With eight points, he’s also sitting pretty in the Diamond Race, with only American Ryan Bailey, on six points, having a chance to take the series-long title — dependent on him winning the race outright, or finishing second with Bolt showing no better than fourth.

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