Bolt offered one million dollars to race Oz rugby league players

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London, June 20(ANI): Jamaican triple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has been offered almost a million dollars by Australian rugby league officials to race the league's fastest players.

Organisers of the Athletics All Stars meet on September 15 have been talking with Bolt for a chance to race the National Rugby League's fastest players, including Greg Inglis and Jarryd Hayne.

According to reports, after over three months of top-level talks, discussions between organisers and Bolt are now at an advanced stage.

"The discussions have been very positive, great actually. He would set the city alight without a doubt," The Sunday Telegraph quoted Hayden Knowles, meet director, as saying.

"We want this to happen, we think we have the resources and we are working extremely hard to make it happen," he added.

The world's fastest man, who holds the world records for the 100m and 200m, has never raced in Australia.

The event will also give fans an opportunity to farewell some of Australia's athletes before the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October. (ANI)

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