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    Usain Bolt smashes 100-meter record, clocking a 9.58 -- chicagotribune.com



    BERLIN Usain Bolt has done it again.

    On a perfect night in Berlin, with a tailwind of 1 mile per hour, the Jamaican put his 100-meter world record into the range of the superhuman, winning his first world title with a time of 9.58 seconds.

    That broke the record of 9.69 Bolt set at the 2008 Olympics.

    The defending world champion, Tyson Gay of the United States, also ran the race of his life, finishing second in 9.71 seconds, third fastest time ever and 6/100ths better than his previous personal best.

    Former world record holder Asafa Powell was third in 9.84.

    Playing to the crowd repeatedly before the start, with his trademark lightning bolt pose as well as a hand motion that signaled he was about to take flight, Bolt grabbed the lead about 30 meters into the race and ran hard all the way through the finish as Gay was on his heels for more than half the race. Last year in the Olympics, he had begun hamming it up well before the finish.

    "I knew I could do it," Bolt said over the public address system. "You guys are the best crowd ever. You gave me energy."

    As he crossed the finish line and saw the time, Bolt slapped his right hand over the "Jamaica" on his singlet.

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    i was watching this. this guy is nothing less than amazing!
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    haha so when he does try this is what happens at the olympics it's like he just was like whatevs its in the bag.

    Poor Tyson Gay he's probably feeling kinda crappy. He did well though, very well. But how long til Bolt has the top 5 times to himself?

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    If Bolt raced Carl Lewis (at his best), Bolt would beat Lewis by over three metres (10 feet).

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    Brilliant. He kinda looked like he eased off ever so slightly just before the line as well - imagine him going full pelt the whole way? I have no doubt he'll break his own record again.

    Can't wait to see him in the 200 metres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryk View Post
    haha so when he does try this is what happens at the olympics it's like he just was like whatevs its in the bag.

    Poor Tyson Gay he's probably feeling kinda crappy. He did well though, very well. But how long til Bolt has the top 5 times to himself?
    That's the scary part, Gay ran only 2 hundredths of a second off Usain's world record from last year, and third fastest ever and his personal best. An incredible feat in itself. Yet he was thoroughly beaten by Bolt.

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    i've got a crush on usain bolt.
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    The man is incredible, and every time he races, he looks around and you can see he's easing back, not even giving everything he's got. You have to wonder what he would do if he actually went 100% for the full run.

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