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    Bolt - 9.93

    Bolt's 100m debut win in wind-aided 9.93
    March 15, 2009 - 7:49AM

    Jamaica's Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, ran his first 100 meters of the season in a wind-aided 9.93 seconds in a meet at Foster College.

    Bolt, who set world records to win the 100 and 200 at the Beijing Olympics last August, won with a tailwind of 2.3m/sec, edging his training partner Daniel Bailey of Antigua on Saturday.

    While it was the first 100 of the year for Bolt, it was far from the first race of the season for the Jamaican sprint star, who also helped Jamaica's 4x100 relay to a world record at Beijing.

    Bolt had previously run two 400-meter races and ran as part of 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

    Last year, Bolt ran his first 100 of the season at this same meet and won in 10.03.

    2009 AFP

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    Any idea of the temperature?

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    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olymp...25347919_x.htm

    Fuller story, he slowed down to congratulate his training partner!

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    SOUNDS LIKE, FOR WHATEVER REASONS, BOLT HAS REVERTED TO A LONG-T0-SHORT (L2S) STYLE OF TRAINING PLAN THIS SEASON...KK

    SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, March 14 AFP - Olympic champion Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, ran his first 100 metres of the season here on Saturday in a wind-aided 9.93 seconds in a meet at Foster College.

    Bolt, who set world records to win the 100m and 200m at the Beijing Olympics last August, won with a tailwind of 2.3m/sec, edging his training partner Daniel Bailey of Antigua, who crossed in the same time.

    ``I am comfortable with the time,'' Bolt said.

    ``I haven't started any speed work as yet.''
    Running from lane four, Bolt trailed Bailey for the first half of the race but took control at 60 metres.

    The Olympic champion said he still has improvements to make.

    ``I still have to work on my start,'' Bolt said.

    ``I'm just glad I got through this race injury free. I have a lot more work to do because I'm still not fit.''

    Yohan Blake, Jamaica's national junior record holder, was third in 10.08, a personal best.
    While it was the first 100 of the year for Bolt, it was far from the first race of the season for the Jamaican sprint star, who also helped Jamaica's 4x100 relay to a world record at Beijing.
    Bolt had previously run two 400-metre races and ran as part of 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
    Last year, Bolt ran his first 100 of the season at this same meet and won in 10.03.

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    This is an amateur video record of the race;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSDvNYQ7AK0

    Any1 got a better one?

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    SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica -- Olympic star Usain Bolt ran his first 100-meter race of the year Saturday, finishing in 9.93 seconds and sharing first place at the GC Foster College Classic.

    The Jamaican slowed before the finish, smiling and reaching out to congratulate training partner Daniel Bailey in the next lane as they crossed the line together.

    "He is my teammate and he is getting better because normally he always crack at the end of the race," Bolt said. "But he held it together this time, so that is why I was smiling."

    Both were helped by a slight wind. Yohan Blake, Jamaica's national junior record holder, was third overall in 10.08 seconds.

    This was Bolt's first 100 since he won the Golden League meet at Brussels in September.

    "It was a good run," Bolt said. "I still have to work a little bit more on my race."

    He set the 100 world record of 9.69 in winning the gold medal at the Beijing Games. He also captured the gold and set a world record in the 200 and helped Jamaica win the 400 relay.

    Bolt coach Glen Mills said the sprinter will make his international debut this season at the Jamaica International Invitational on May 2.

    Bailey trains with Bolt in Jamaica and has represented Antigua and Barbuda in the last two Olympics.

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    I didn't know Jamaica were full of swedes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    I didn't know Jamaica were full of swedes...
    While Jamaica may not be full of Swedes, I recall that many Swedish girls were full of Jamaicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitkat1 View Post
    SOUNDS LIKE, FOR WHATEVER REASONS, BOLT HAS REVERTED TO A LONG-T0-SHORT (L2S) STYLE OF TRAINING PLAN THIS SEASON...KK

    ``I am comfortable with the time,'' Bolt said.

    ``I haven't started any speed work as yet.''
    Would that be the same "speed work" that Asafa et al haven't started yet either?

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