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US$300,000 For Usain Bolt To Run At Paris Diamond League

Organizers of the July 2013 Paris Diamond League will reportedly be paying Jamaican track star Usain Bolt US$300,000 in order to guarantee his appearance at the event.

The 26 year old Bolt won 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay gold at last year’s Olympics in London, repeating the feat that he first achieved in Beijing four years earlier. Before his repeat last year, Bolt’s fee was reportedly US$250,000 per meeting.

The Paris Diamond league meeting will be the ninth on the main athletics circuit this year.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Diamond League | Tags: , , | No Comments »