Usain Bolt and fellow sprinters will run fewer rounds at this year’s IAAF World Athletic Championships in Daegu, South Korea, from Aug. 27-Sept. 4.
Bolt now only have to run six times, as opposed to eight in previous years – to defend his sprint double at the championships.
The IAAF said Tuesday: “a brand new and modern approach has led to a revamped and revolutionized competition timetable which has been designed in order to reach optimum impact.”
Bolt looked a bit tired at the last world championships in Berlin in 2009, but still managed to set a world record in the 200m – a sparkling 19.19 seconds.
This was after he set a world record of 9.58secs in the 100m.