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Jamaican Sprinter Nesta Carter Delighted With Season

Jamaican Nesta Carter, returned home on Friday after a successful 2010 season which saw him becoming the world’s fourth fastest man ever over 100 metres.

The Olympic gold medallist lowered his previous personal best time of 9.91seconds by a staggering 0.13s – to set a new mark of 9.78secs – during the course of the season.

He told media personnel after arriving at the Norman Manley International Airport that his early season, wind-aided (+2.6m/s) run of 9.88s at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar set the tone for what was to come.

In that race he finished second behind MVP clubmate Asafa Powell, who ran 9.81s.

“It was a fantastic season starting off in May in Doha when I ran 9.8. Asafa told me (after the race) that I could run it again because I’ve been there. I proved it and I’m happy with the results and I’d really like to thank my coach, as well as the staff that works with our team,” Carter said.

“It feels good to be among the top guys in the world, like Usain, Asafa and Tyson Gay. Nesta Carter is next in line, so I’m really proud of myself,” said the 24-year-old, while adding, “…it’s the end of the season and I’m really happy that I ended it without getting any major injuries at all.”….Read More At JamaicaObserver

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