Usain Bolt begins Olympic preparations with race in Rio

Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt will compete in a 100 metres race in Rio de Janeiro next month as he looks to acclimatize to the city where he will compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Competed at Copacabana in 2014

Usain Bolt has his eyes on Olympic gold in Rio. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt will compete in a 100 metres race in Rio de Janeiro next month as he looks to acclimatize to the city where he will compete in the 2016 Olympics, local organizers said on Friday.

The sprint competition, known as the Mano a Mano, will take place at the Jockey Club in Rio after two years of being held on Copacabana beach. Bolt will race three other athletes on a 100 metres track on April 19.

The world's fastest man competed in the event on Copacabana beach last year.

Bolt still hasn't indicated if he will participate in the Toronto Pan Am Games this summer, but it's unlikely with the world championships a month later in China.

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