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Bolt to run 150-meter race at Copacabana beach
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Rio De Janeiro • Usain Bolt will have Copacabana beach in the background when he tries to break his world record in the 150-meter street race this weekend in Rio de Janeiro.

Bolt will compete at a track specially built at the famous beach on Sunday, challenging Antigua and Barbuda's Daniel Bailey, Ecuador's Alex Quinones, and a Brazilian athlete from a local qualifier.

Bolt set the 150 record of 14.35 seconds in the streets of Manchester in 2009.

The event is part of Bolt's four-day promotional tour to Rio and is supervised by the IAAF.

Bolt, who's also visiting social projects at the city hosting the 2016 Olympics, says it will be a "bit harder to break" world records in 2016 because he "will be kind of old" at 33.

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