London 2017 World Athletics Championships: 60,000 extra tickets to go on sale in last chance to see Usain Bolt's track farewell

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Usain Bolt is set to make his farewell appearance at the competition in London (Source: Getty)

Extra tickets for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships are set to be released on Thursday to mark 50 days until the event begins in Stratford at the former Olympic Stadium.

An additional 60,000 seats will be up for grabs across the 10 days of competition, which is set to feature Usain Bolt’s farewell appearance before retirement.

It means that fans will be able to buy tickets for previously sold-out sessions, such as Bolt’s 100m final on Saturday 5 August and the opening and closing nights, on Friday 4 and Sunday 13 August respectively.

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Seats are set to go on sale at 10am at the London 2017 ticketing website, with organisers insisting this will be the last chance to buy.

“We are delighted for fans of major sporting events in the UK that we’ve been granted increased capacity for the stadium during the Summer of World Athletics,” said championship director Niels de Vos.

“When we initially opened the ballot last summer 201,000 tickets were requested for the men’s 100m final night, as well as a number of sessions being completely over-subscribed.

"This means we can aim to fill every seat in the stadium for sold out sessions.

“We are so pleased that we can once again give more fans an opportunity to be part of the championships and this announcement confirms our final availability for ticketing.”

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