Diamond League: Usain Bolt wants fastest time this year

Diamond League: Van Damme Memorial

Venue:
Brussels, Belgium
Date:
Friday 16 September
Start time:
First event: 1840 BST
Coverage:
Live on BBC Two and BBC Sport website from 1900 BST on Friday; regular updates on BBC Radio 5 live
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Startlists on the official Diamond League website

Usain Bolt is bidding to run the fastest 100m of the season in Friday's final Diamond League meeting.

The Jamaican, who was disqualified from the 100m final at the World Championships because of a false start, will be looking to beat Asafa Powell's world leading time of 9.78 seconds.

The Olympic champion could not be in much better form after he clocked 9.85 seconds in Zagreb on Tuesday.

"I have it within me to run the season's top time," he said.

"I'm looking forward to going out there and doing my best so it should be good. I feel great."

Britain's world champion Dai Greene will take part in the 400m hurdles and he is expected to seal his place at the top of the standings.

In the men's 200m, Yohan Blake, who won the 100m in South Korea in Bolt's absence, is up against countryman Nestor Carter and American Justin Gatlin.

Kenya's David Rudisha will be going for a stadium record in the 800m, a mark of 1:44.15 Wilson Kipketer, while Sally Pearson of Australia is expected to add the Diamond League trophy to her world title in the 100m hurdles.

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele will be in 10,000m action for the first time since stepping out of the World Championships final - the first defeat over the distance in his career.

Bekele, who ruptured a calf muscle in early 2010, missed the whole of that season on the track, did not race at all in 2011 before appearing in Daegu and told BBC World Service this week that he considered retiring at one point.

Dai Greene

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