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August 2008, 2009: Bolt sets new 100m world record

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    Bolt sets new 100m world record
    BBC News Online

    Bolt thinks winning Olympic gold would be a greater achievement
    Usain Bolt set a new 100m world record by clocking 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix meeting in New York.

    The 21-year-old Jamaican, who won silver in the 200m at last year's World Championships, was running the 100m for just the fifth time.

    Bolt beats the previous best of 9.74 set by compatriot Asafa Powell.

    "I wasn't looking for a world record but it was there for the taking so I just went out there and ran my best race," he said.

    Bolt beat Tyson Gay into second place, with the American running a personal best of 9.85.

    The 6ft 5in Bolt made the track world sit up and take notice on 3 May when he clocked the second-fastest 100m time in history, 9.76 seconds.

    Bolt has made no secret of the fact that he sees himself as a 200m specialist and earlier in the week he was still undecided if he would even enter the 100m Jamaican Olympic trials.

    100m RECORD EVOLUTION
    9.72 U Bolt, New York 2008
    9.74 A Powell, Rieti 2007
    9.77 A Powell, Athens 2005
    9.79 M Greene, Athens 1999
    9.84 D Bailey, Atlanta 1996
    9.85 L Burrell, Lausanne 1994
    9.86 C Lewis, Tokyo 1991
    9.90 L Burrell, New York 1991
    9.92 C Lewis, Seoul 1988
    9.93 C Smith, Colorado 1983
    9.95 J Hines, Mexico 1968

    However, after becoming the fastest man on the planet he confirmed he would now double up in Beijing: "I'm definitely going to run the 100 in the Olympics.

    "I've just got to concentrate now and work on my 200 some more, because I haven't been doing a lot of 200 work."

    And despite setting the world record, Bolt still considers the Olympics to be the big prize.

    "I don't think there's any comparison between the two," he said. "You've got to be Olympic champion or world champion to really count.

    "Tomorrow if someone comes and runs faster than me I'm no longer the fastest man in the world. If you're the Olympic champion then they have to wait four more years to get you again.

    "I think the Olympics is the biggest thing, so I'm looking for that, definitely."

    Bolt has primarily used the shorter distance to improve his start and admitted he was happy there had been a false start the first time he went into the blocks.

    606: DEBATE
    I'm telling you, Michael Johnson's 19.32 in the 200m must be vulnerable because Mr Bolt is coming for that one too

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    "I was glad of that first false start," he said. "My first start wasn't that good but I knew if I got Tyson on the start I would have a better chance of winning.

    "Tyson and I aren't really good at starting so, my coach said concentrate on your drive (out of the blocks) and transition phase, get it right and just take it from there and I did exactly that."

    He added: "I got out well. I've been working on my start for a while. I think I did good work today on my start. I'm just happy with myself."
     
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    Bubu utasikia Wanyamwezi wakimzushia kachovya! Si unakumbuka Tim Montgomery na Justin Gatlin waliwatambia kina Asafa na kuleta uzushi kumbe wao mkojo ulikuwa wa punda?
     
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    Mbaya zaidi jina lake la kwanza ni Usain, ndugu ya Sadamu na Obama!
     
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    LOL!...Rev! na jamaa alikuwa anakimbia mita 100 kwa mara ya tano tu, yeye ni mtaalamu wa mita 200. Wanyamwezi watamfuatilia sana ili kuhakikisha hajachovya.
     
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    Yep, the time naiona hiyo news CNN my feelings were similar to above, jamaa kama kweli hajachovya, much respect to him..ila watamfuatilia hadi lotion anayotumia, let him look-wide,'
     
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    Hiyo kiboko..:D
     
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    Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will race for the first time since taking the Beijing Games by storm at the Zurich Grand Prix on Friday.

    Jamaican Bolt, 22, claimed gold in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay, recording world record times in each race.


    "I've had some sleep since I've been here so I'm not tired," he said. "I'm trying to get my blood pumping again."

    Yelena Isinbayeva, Dayron Robles and Kenenisa Bekele are among 12 Olympic champions who will compete in Zurich.

    But centre stage will be Jamaican Bolt, whose coach Glen Mills believes could have run closer to 9.5 seconds on his way to the Olympic 100m title, when he clocked a world record 9.69 secs despite celebrating before crossing the line.

    "If he had continued running, the slowest he would have run would have been 9.52," said Mills.


    "In two more years he should be peaking at this distance and by then I am certain he will be down to there."

    But Bolt struck a more cautious note ahead of his first opportunity to break his own 100m world record.

    "I'm just trying to get to the end of the season, injury-free, and go home and enjoy myself."

    Bolt's sprint compatriot Asafa Powell, who runs in Gateshead on Sunday, will missing from the 100m final - but the Golden League Grand Prix is packed with other Olympic stars.

    In winning both the 5000m and 10000m Olympic titles in Beijing, both in Olympic record times, Bekele became the first athlete to achieve the feat since fellow Ethiopian Miruts Yifter 28 years ago in Moscow.

    Bekele says that chasing his four-year-old 5000m world record does not figure in his plans for Zurich because of tiredness.

    He and other Ethiopian medallists celebrated with more than a million fans in the country's capital of Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

    "It's very different," said Bekele. "I don't think about world records. After Beijing I'm too tired for a fast race. Maybe I will just go for winning."

    But teenager Pamela Jelimo, the 800m Beijing gold medallist, is planning to try and break Jarmila Kratochvilova's 25-year-old world record of one minute 53.28 seconds.

    "I'm going to try for the world record here, I'm not feeling tired after the Olympics," she said.

    Cuba's Olympic 110m hurdles champion, Dayron Robles, also insisting he is in top shape, could make an attack on the world record of 12.87 secs he achieved in mid-June.

    The meeting will also offer the sell-out crowd something the Olympic Games could not quite manage when Jamaica take on the United States in the 4x100m.

    The US failed to qualify for the final in Beijing after they dropped the baton in qualifying.
     
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    Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt marked his first competitive race since Beijing with a storming victory in the 100m at the Zurich Grand Prix.

    The Jamaican got a swift start but did not show his true pace until the latter stages, clocking 9.83 seconds.

    The time was off his world record 9.69 secs set in Beijing, but still marked the 14th best 100m.

    Double Olympic bronze medallist Walter Dix of the US came second ahead of Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson.

    Dix came home in 9.99 secs with Thompson 0.1 secs back, ahead of a field that included six of the Olympic finalists, plus 200m silver medallist Shawn Crawford.

    Elsewhere, Olympic 800m champion Pamela Jelimo of Kenya went close to beating the oldest world record in the books when she ran the third fastest time in the event.

    Source: BBC SPORTS
     
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    Bolt eyes world record domination


    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt believes he can significantly lower his world records for the 100m and 200m.
    Bolt clocked 9.69 seconds in the 100m in Beijing and then broke Michael Johnson's world record of 19.32 in the 200m final by lowering it to 19.30.



    Asked how fast he thought he could run 100m, Bolt said: "Perhaps 9.52 seconds, but I must make progress in different areas, especially at the start."
    Bolt's coach Glenn Mills is hopeful he can go under 19 seconds in the 200m.
    "I believe, based on what he did in Beijing, given similar conditions, if he runs the 200m at a time when he is fresh, we are hoping that we can get under the 19 seconds barrier," Mills said.

    "We are also hoping to take the 100m to somewhere where it will stay for a good while."
    In winning the 100m, Bolt significantly slowed down as he approached the finishing line and Norwegian physicist Hans Eriksen has estimated the Jamaican could have run 9.55 seconds if he had finished at full pace.

    Last week in the Journal of Experimental Biology, Stanford University biology professor Mark Denny concluded male sprinters could get the 100m record down to 9.48 and the 200m down to 18.63.
    As well as his 100m and 200m wins in Beijing, the 22-year-old Bolt led Jamaica's 4x100m sprint relay to Olympic victory in a record time of 37.10.

    Kwa Hisani ya BBC SPORTS
     
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    Umeelewa kinachosemwa hapo au umebandika tu maana wee mwenzetu ni maimuna kwenye kiingereza.....kwikwikwikwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    Unajua sijawahi kukutana na wazenji wengi wanaotema lugha...sijui kwa nini tu
     
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    Kibunango Mzenji shauri yako,unataka kupara samaki au kupara miwa?
     
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    Mwambie...! :D
     
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    Duh.. wacha hizo Kamanda
     
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    Bolt withdraws from Jamaica race

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    Triple Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has pulled out of a race this weekend after suffering minor injuries in a car accident in Jamaica.
    Bolt crashed his BMW into a ditch and was taken to hospital where he had thorns removed from his foot, having stepped on them getting out of the car.
    And he will not now race in Saturday's Jamaica International Invitational.
    The 22-year-old won gold in the men's 100m and 200m at Beijing in record times and was also a relay winner.

    "We will continue to monitor his progress over the next few days," said Bolt's agent Ricky Simms.
    "It's too early to say if this will have any impact on his training and racing programme in the next few weeks."
    Bolt is set to run a 150m street race in Manchester on 17 May.

    Source: BBC SPORTS
     
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    Bolt is fit for Manchester sprint...

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will take part in the 150m street race in Manchester on Sunday, 17 May.
    Bolt's participation was in doubt after he was involved in a car crash in Jamaica on 29 April and had to have thorns removed from his left foot.


    The 22-year-old, who won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the Beijing Games last summer, returned to light training last Friday.

    Bolt's coach Glen Mills said: "He looks OK and will be fine for Manchester."
    The 150m race will see the Jamaican competing against top British sprinters Marlon Devonish and Simeon Williamson in Manchester city centre.

    Bolt, a keen Manchester United fan, is looking forward to meeting the team at their training ground and has promised to give Cristiano Ronaldo some sprinting tips in return for a signed shirt.

    He is also due to be presented on the Old Trafford pitch during the half-time interval at Saturday's match against Arsenal.
    Bolt will also attend the Manchester United Players Awards on Sunday where he will present the fans' player of the year prize.
     
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    namkubali usain,big talent.
     
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    Bolt upbeat over Manchester race

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    Usain Bolt is certain he will emerge victorious from the 150m street race in Manchester on Sunday evening.

    The 22-year-old Jamaican won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the Beijing Olympics last August.
    He has taken time to recover from a recent car crash but will face Brits Marlon Devonish and Simeon Williamson.

    Asked if he would win, he said: "Definitely. It's always business and if you're lined up alongside me I take you seriously."
    Bolt has a bye into the final, his opponents in the race having all agreed to this with the race organisers.

    The world 100m and 200m record holder hopes he can break Donovan Bailey's fastest-ever 150m time of 14.99 seconds over the rarely-run distance.
    "I think I ran 14-something but I have run it only in training. I don't go worrying about times. That is when you start running slower," said Bolt.


    The sprint is one of several events running on the day of the 10km Great Manchester Run, a mass-participation event featuring 33,000 runners.
    Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie is the star of the men's elite race, while Andrew Lemoncello, who has been in impressive form of late, leads the British challenge.

    In the women's event, Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot is being tipped to challenge Paula Radcliffe's British all-comers' 10km road record of 30 minutes 38 seconds.

    Olympic 400m gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu takes on Beijing 100m and 200m finalist Debbie Fergusson-McKenzie of the Bahamas in the women's 150m race, being run on a world-standard track in the city centre.

    More at BBC SPORTS
     
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    Na wewe huyu Bolt ipo siku atakubolt
     
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    Huu ndio uchafuzi wa mada!

    Kwa wale waliotizama mpambano wa Leo wakati Asenali wakiwafundisha soka ManU watakuwa walimwona Bolt katika benchi la ManU akiwa na Christine Ohuruogu! Huyu mdada amekaa kisukuma sana.. vipi Nyani una uhusiano wowote na Mdada huyu?[​IMG]
     
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    Kwani Wasukuma wamekaaje?
     
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