Bolt to run in Monaco in last race ahead of London



BRUSSELS (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run in the 200 meters at the Diamond League meet in Monaco on July 20, his last race before the London Olympics.

Bolt is the favorite to retain his Olympic titles in the 100 and 200, although the Jamaican is expected to face tough competition from countryman Yohan Blake.

The 200 is Bolt’s favorite event and he successfully defended his world title at the distance last year in South Korea. At the Daegu event, he lost his 100 title to Blake after being disqualified for a false start.

Bolt will also compete in the Diamond League meets in Rome on May 31 and Oslo, Norway, on June 7.