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Bolt runs season’s best 9.87 to win at London DL

World record holder Usain Bolt is back to his best after winning the men’s 100m in 9.87 secs at the London Diamond League on Friday.

World record holder Usain Bolt is back to his best after winning the men’s 100m in 9.87 secs at the London Diamond League on Friday.

The reigning World Championships 100m and 200m champion who pulled out of Diamond League meets in Lausanne and Paris with a Pelvic injury earlier this month, seems to have shaken off those problems as he looks to defend his titles in Beijing, China, next month.

After easing to 9.87 (-1.2 m/s) in his heat, Bolt returned in the final to record the same exact time (-0.8) on his way to getting the better of American Mike Rodgers, who after running 9.92 in the heats, clocked 9.90 for second place.

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Last year’s Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica was third in a new personal best of 9.92, with Chijindu Ujah of Great Britain equalling his personal best of 9.96 for fourth place and  Jimmy Vicaut (9.98) of France getting home fifth, also below the 10-seconds barrier.

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com.

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