Bolt to compete in 200m in Paris in July

Updated: February 26, 2013, 12:12 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Usain Bolt will race in the 200 meters at the Areva Meeting in Paris on July 6 as part of his preparations for the world championships.

Bolt will compete against French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre in the ninth leg of the Diamond League. It will be the fourth time in five years Bolt has run in the meet, although he missed last year.

He beat Lemaitre at the meet in 2011.

Bolt, the 200 world record-holder, has won the last two world and Olympic titles in the distance.

The worlds in Moscow take place from Aug. 10 to 18.

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