WORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt has confirmed he will run at the London Grand Prix this summer for the first time since 2009, following the Chancellor’s decision to relax UK tax laws in last month’s budget.
The Jamaican sprinter has been among a clutch of stars to stay away from these shores amid controversial income tax laws requiring non-resident athletes to give up a share of appearance and prize money, plus a cut of any endorsements earned during their time in the UK.
However, George Osborne has relaxed that rule for this summer’s Grand Prix, which doubles as the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, and Bolt will appear on a stellar list of Olympic medal winners in Stratford.
“With lots of Jamaican support, it almost feels like running at home,” he said. “The crowd were amazing at the Games and I hope they will be out again in their numbers.”