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Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton to race 100m at same meet

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 200m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Usain Bolt and Ashton Eaton will both race the 100m at a meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on May 20 in what could be a first-ever meeting between the world’s fastest man and world’s greatest athlete.

“He’s going to completely smoke me,” Eaton said Tuesday. “Maybe I’ll get a PR, but he’ll definitely dust me. There’s no question. I’ll probably be dusted by the first 10m or 20m.”

Bolt, the 100m world-record holder at 9.58 seconds, has three other meets scheduled so far this season -- including in the Cayman Islands on May 14 and London on July 22 -- before the Rio Olympics.

He’s also slated for the Jamaican Olympic Trials.

Eaton, the decathlon world-record holder with 9,045 points, has a 100m personal best of 10.21 seconds.

Bolt hasn’t run that slow since July 24, 2009 (10.31 into a strong headwind in a heat), according to

VIDEO: Eaton’s head hit by pole vault bar

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NBC Olympics track and field producer Seth Rubinroit contributed to this report.

*Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated Ashton Eaton’s 100m personal best was 10.23 seconds.