WATCH LIVE: Usain Bolt in final race before world championships
Usain Bolt races for the last time before his farewell world championships, live during NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold‘s coverage of a Diamond League meet in Monaco on Friday starting at 2 p.m. ET.
Bolt will put his four-year winning streak on the line in a 100m race against his toughest field since the Rio Olympics.
The race start is set for 3:35 p.m. A meet preview is here.
The Jamaican will retire after racing the 100m and 4x100m worlds in London in August, with Monaco being his only other meet left this season.
WATCH LIVE: Usain Bolt races in Monaco -- 2 p.m. ET
There are doubts about Bolt’s form with worlds in two weeks. He failed to break 10 seconds in his first two races this season in June before seeing his German doctor to work on his chronically balky back.
Fortunately for Bolt, nobody else is performing that well this season, either. None of his top rivals in recent years -- Yohan Blake, Andre De Grasse and Justin Gatlin -- have broken 9.90 seconds this season.
The Monaco field includes two of the five fastest men in the world this year — South African Akani Simbine and American Chris Belcher — and four men overall who have broken 10 seconds in 2017.
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