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Usain Bolt sets new world record - 9.69

Usain Bolt from Jamaica has set a new world record in the men’s 100 meters - 9.69 seconds and seemed to win it so easy.
An incredible run!
Jamaica - Usain Bolt - 9.69 WR
Trinidad and Tobago - Richard Thompson - 9.89
United States - Walter Dix - 9.91

10 years ago

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Here are heats of Usain Bolt in Beijing for the men’s 100 meters.
Here is the second round run:

First round run:

And just to relive his 9.72 second world record:

Tyson Gay hasn’t even made it to the final of the men’s 100 meters.
Usain Bolt apparently looked like he was jogging when he ran 9.85. It’s a beautiful clear night out in Beijing, warm, but not hot.
I am sure we will see a world record broken tonight!

Usain Bolt looked in top form in his heats for the final tonight in the men’s 100 meters. He ran his first heat in 10.02 seconds.
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Tomorrow night is the final of the men’s 100 meters. Here Michael Johnson analyzes the top three athletes: Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay.
Asafa Powell
(Jamaica) 9.74sec
Strengths are that he is powerful and is fast in the early stage of the race, which leads to his weakness in that he is not a strong [...]

So much focus has been placed on Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay in the hype leading up to the Beijing Olympics, there is some chance that a relatively unknown sprinter could get up and win the race.
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