Relaxed Bolt runs 19.68 to win WAF

By Miranda Mitchell, World-Track

THESSALONIKI, Greece —

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt powered around the bend and then cruised home in his very own way to win the men’s 200m by a daylight at the IAAF World Athletics Finals on Sunday.

After some pre-race dancing with his good pal American Wallace Spearmon, who he left in his dust, the world and Olympic champion showed his supremacy over the sprint events in what was his final race in yet another remarkably season.

The winning run of 19.68seconds by Bolt equalled the meeting record of American Tyson Gay, who only contested the 100m at the meeting.

"I am still very tired, but I said I was going to come out here and do my best and that’s what I did," Bolt said.

"This is my last race. I am going home now," he added.

Finishing behind the world record holder was Spearmon in a distant 20.21 and Antigua’s Brendan Christian, at 20.65.

Miranda Mitchell
Miranda Mitchell

Miranda Mitchell is a long-server writer for World-Track who is also one of the most passionate people to work with. She has been with us since 2006, has a degree in writing, and has been able to balance her life with family, outside activities, and contributing to World-Track and Field!

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