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Jason Gardener tells British sprinters not to be despair at Bolt's brilliance

Usain Bolt may have taken sprinting to stratospheric new levels but Britain’s best cannot afford to become too disheartened by the Jamaican’s amazing success.

That is the view of Bath Bullet Jason Gardener, the 2004 Olympic sprint relay gold medallist, former World Indoor champion and one of only three Brits to have broken the magical 10 seconds barrier that Bolt has now made look rather pedestrian with his new world record of 9.58secs.

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"Bolt has taken sprinting to a whole new level beyond the public imagination and certainly beyond mine," said Gardener.

"Perhaps Bolt may not be around next year or decide that he wants new goals to achieve, which may not be in the 100m or 200m….Read More

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