22 Feb 2009

Bolt maintains improvement over longer sprint

5:32 pm on 22 February 2009

Jamaica's triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has effortlessly won his second 400 metres test in a week, running 45.54 seconds at Kingston's National Stadium.

The world 100 and 200 metres record holder claimed his first race of the year in 46.35 seconds a week ago and made it look easier this time with the day's fastest time in the last of seven heats.

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Bolt is using the 400 metres races to help him increase his stamina as he prepares for his main focus of outdoor season, the 100 and 200 metres

He hopes to duplicate his 2008 Olympic victories in the two events at August's world championships in Berlin.