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Bolt, Rudisha highlight Zurich field

AFP-JIJI

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt and 800 meter world record-holder David Rudisha will headline a stellar track and field lineup at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Zurich.

Bolt and Rudisha are just two of 15 newly crowned Olympic champions on show at the sold-out Letzigrund Stadium, where 14 reigning world champions will also feature.

In his only post-Olympic race this year, Rudisha will try to beat the mark of 1 minute, 40.91 seconds, he set in winning the 800 at the London Games, and will have compatriot and regular pacemaker Sammy Tangui on board to ensure a blistering first lap.

Bolt, fresh from his second successive triple gold haul at the Olympics, again races in the 200, coming off the back of victory in Lausanne earlier this month in 19.58, ahead of Dutch runner Churandy Martina and compatriot Nickel Ashmeade.