Usain Bolt to run fewer rounds at World Championships

The Jamaican, like most sprinters, will need only six races to capture gold in the 100 and 200 metres instead of the eight required in past Olympics and World championships.

International Association of Athletics Federations competition director Paul Hardy says the governing body is trying to make the program more compact, more exciting.

The Daegu championships will be the first test for the streamlined schedule.

London’s 2012 Games will see their Olympic introduction.

One round of the 200 metres has been shelved for all runners and only those without a qualifying mark will face four rounds of the 100.

In other changes, most qualifying rounds for the championships will be during morning sessions with evening programs limited to three hours.

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