12 Jun

Adidas Grand Prix Diamond League

On June 12th, Icahn Stadium?s lightning fast oval and straightaway will host the first IAAF Diamond League meet in the United States. And the World's Fastest Man. In early February, meet organizers announced that Bolt will be competing in the 100m against Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay. It will be Bolt's first race in the US since first setting the World Record at this same meet (known then as the Reebok Grand Prix), when he stunned the world with a 9.72 clocking. Recently in Miami for a photo shoot, we spoke to Usain about coming to New York. "I love New York," he said with a smile. "The race will be fast this year with 'Safa and Tyson. And you know that stadium will be packed. The fans will come out this year." But it's not just the race that makes Usain smile thinking about New York. "It's such a great city. I have some friends there so it's always fun to visit and get out and see the city." Usain visited NYC on a media tour after the 2008 Olympics, making an appearance on the Letterman Show and Regis & Kelly, and hitting the party scene, including a party hosted by his sport idol Kevin Garnett and some dancing at Webster Hall.

  • Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010
  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • Price: $15 - $250
  • Who’s Invited?: Anyone with tickets.

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