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Usain Bolt breaks another record

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, sets a new world record at the Manchester street race
Manchester street race

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has broken another record.

The triple Olympic gold-medallist became the fastest person to finish the 150 metres - completing it in 14.35 seconds.

He set the record at the Manchester street race on Sunday, smashing the previous best recorded by Italian Pietro Mennea of 14.8 seconds in 1983.

Britain's Marlon Devonish came in second, finishing the race in 15.07 seconds.

The terrible rainy weather didn't stop thousands of people from lining the narrow street to watch the special race.

Another record

"It's one more record to add to the tally isn't it?" Bolt told the BBC.

"It's my first major competition of the season so I was just happy to come out and run injury-free and run a good time."

Usain Bolt has already got the world record for the 100 and 200m. It's the first time the sportsman was competing for the first time since being involved in a car crash last month.

Women's race

In the women's race, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie from America was the first to clock in.

She completed the race in 16.54 seconds, beating Britain's Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu, who ran 17.10 seconds.