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Bolt wins London 100m at a canter

LONDON GRAND PRIX
Venue: Crystal Palace, London Dates: 24-25 July
Coverage: Our man was there on Saturday sending updates on twitter and flickr

Usain Bolt (left) wins the 100m in London

Highlights - Bolt blasts 100m field away

Triple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt blew away the field to win the 100m in style at the London Grand Prix.

Despite racing into a strong headwind, the Jamaican eased ahead of the field after 50m and strode clear before high-stepping over the line in 9.91 seconds.

His team-mate Yohan Blake was a distant second in 10.11, while Britain's Simeon Williamson finished in fourth with Jamaica's Asafa Powell back in sixth.

"I'm not invincible," Bolt told BBC Sport after the race.

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"Other people will have a good day when I don't, but until then I'll keep winning.

"Overall the main aim for me was the first 50m and I did well, I got it right, so I'm happy.

"I knew it was going to be a headwind so I wasn't worried about the time. I got a good start, the transition was good so I'm happy with myself.

"I'm still at 85% (fitness) and after this it's all training, I've got two or three weeks of good training to put in so I guess I will be 100% by Berlin."

With next month's World Championships in Berlin fast approaching it was a display that would have been noted by Bolt's rivals, including American Tyson Gay who runs in the 200m at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Former world record holder Powell, who was unbeaten on his previous three visits to Crystal Palace and insisted before the race that Bolt could be beaten, ran a sluggish race and was never in contention.

Tyrone Edgar's hopes of being selected for Britain's squad for the World Championships were hit when he was disqualified from his heat for a false start.


1 Usain Bolt (Jam) 9.91secs

2 Yohan Blake (Jam) 10.11

3 Daniel Bailey (Ant) 10.13

4 Simeon Williamson (GBR) 10.19

5 Ivory Williams (Us) 10.21

6 Asafa Powell (Jam) 10.26

7 Craig Pickering (GBR) 10.46

8 Trell Kimmons (Us) 10.47



see also
Our man at Crystal Palace
25 Jul 09 |  Athletics
London Grand Prix photos
25 Jul 09 |  Athletics
Jamaican athletes fail drug tests
24 Jul 09 |  Athletics
British sprinters lazy - Powell
23 Jul 09 |  Athletics
Williamson gunning for big stage
23 Jul 09 |  Athletics
Bolt cruises to emphatic 100m win
17 Jul 09 |  Athletics


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