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Bolt's agent not aware of another street race

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Olympic triple gold medallist Usain Bolt is reportedly wanted on the streets again, but his agent Ricky Simms says he is not aware of such proposal.

By Gary Smith, World-Track

bolththompsonKINGSTON, Jamaica — Olympic triple gold medallist Usain Bolt is reportedly wanted on the streets again, but his agent Ricky Simms says he is not aware of such proposal.

On Monday German newspaper B.Z. broke the news that the organisers in Berlin are trying to lure the Jamaican sprint king to race on the street again in October, but Simms denies the reports.

"I think someone is making up stories again," Simms told World-Track when asked about the reports on Monday. "I haven’t heard anything from Berlin."

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In a rare street race in Manchester last month, Bolt blasted to victory over 150m in a world best time of 14.35-seconds on his return from a car crash to delight Janetzky.

"I want Bolt in October," the newspaper quoted ISTAF organiser Gerhard Janetzky as saying.

"It is my dream to have a street sprint with him like the one in Manchester," he added.

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Meanwhile, Bolt returns to the track on Thursday with a 100m race at the Festival of Excellence athletics meeting at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

The 22-year-old sprint phenomenal has always been competitive and Simms said in Toronto, there will be no difference.

"Bolt is in good shape," Simms said. "Usain normally runs to win….he doesn’t usually aim for a certain time."

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The Jamaican will face American 2004 Olympic 200m champion Shawn Crawford, fellow Americans Bernard Williams, who finished behind in that race in Athens and Ivory Williams.

Bolt will also be joined by his Jamaican colleagues Marvin Anderson and Mario Forsythe.

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