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IAAF President says Usain Bolt has the class to become an icon like Jesse Owens

Usain Bolt has the class to rewrite athletics history in a hyped 100 metres world championship showdown with Tyson Gay and can reach the status of the legendary Jesse Owens, according to world athletics supremo Lamine Diack.

In an exclusive interview with the German Press Agency dpa, Diack said that the 100m world record may well fall in next Sunday’s blue riband final in the Olympic Stadium where Owens famously won four golds at the 1936 Olympics.

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"There are a number of events that will certainly be exceptional … If you come to the stadium, you are almost certain to see the legend of Beijing, Usain Bolt … His duel with Tyson Gay is certain to rewrite the history books of our sport."….Read More

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