Bolt to race on Copacabana Beach next month

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond...

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond League athletics meeting in Zurich August 29, 2013. (REUTERS)

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Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday.

The six times Olympic gold medallist added the Aug 17 "Mano a Mano" 100m on Copacabana Beach to three previously announced races in what he said was his finalised schedule for 2014.

Bolt streaked to victory in a 150m race at the famous beach in March 2013 on a track specially built for the event.

He has delayed opening his season this year because of a foot injury and will start with a 4x100 metres relay with his Jamaican team mates at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Aug 1-2.

The eight-times world champion will also run 100m races in Warsaw, Poland on Aug 23 and at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on Aug 28.


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