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Bolt Runs 9.98 To Win 100 at Golden Spike

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — World sprint icon Usain Bolt powered to victory in the men’s 100 metres with a time of 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava on Friday.

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — World sprint icon Usain Bolt powered to victory in the men’s 100 metres with a time of 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava on Friday.

The Jamaican world record holder got away to a slow start, but used his superior stride length to make up the grounds before pulling away from the field in the second half of the race to open up a gap.

Bolt, despite the win, was a little disappointed with the time, as he was hoping to run close to 9.8 seconds on his 8th appearance at the meeting.

The six-time Olympic champion was making his second appearance of the season – his first in Europe – following his 10.05 performance at the Cayman Islands Invitational on Saturday.

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Meanwhile, his fellow countryman Javon Francis also used a strong finish to take the men’s 400m in 44.87 secs.

USA’s Tony McQuay ran 45.17 for second, with Pavel Maslak (CZE) got third in 45.46.

Jeremy Wariner had a very poor race and faded down the track – finishing fifth in 46.21.

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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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