28 Jun 2009

Bolt sees off Asafa Powell to run fastest 100m of the year

6:20 pm on 28 June 2009

The Beijing Olympic double sprint champion Usain Bolt has won the 100 metres at the Jamaican Athletics Championships in 9.86 seconds, the fastest wind-legal time in the world this year

Bolt, running into a 0.2m/sec headwind and racing in lane four next to rival Asafa Powell, eased down with a finger across his lips at the finish as he booked a berth in the World Champs in August at Berlin.

Powell finished second in 9.97.