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Top athletes to run fewer races

india Updated: Aug 23, 2011 23:24 IST

A new, slimmed-down competition schedule will have triple champion Usain Bolt running fewer races when he defends his sprint titles at the world athletics championships that begin in Daegu on Saturday.

The Jamaican, like most sprinters, will need only six races to capture gold in the 100 and 200m instead of the eight required in past Olympics and WC. One round of the 200m has been shelved for all runners and only those without a qualifying mark will face four rounds of the 100.