Usain Bolt back with record run [video]
The fastest man in the world Usain Bolt has shot back to triumph with a track record in the 100m at the IAAF event in Croatia.
The run of 9.85 seconds beat American Tyson Gay’s record of 9.92 seconds, which was set last year.
Bolt, the Olympic gold medal holder, was controversially disqualified for false starting at the recent World Championships in South Korea and although his form wasn’t in doubt, he still had a point to prove.
The Jamaican 25-year old shrugged off that disappointment with the run also securing the year’s best time.
Bolt also won the 200m at the World Championships and helped Jamaica to gold in the 400 X 100m relay in Daegu.
Bolt came back from a terrible start in the race in Zagreb that left him trailing Richard Thompson and world bronze medallist Kim Collins at the halfway stage. Bolt’s time was 0.07sec quicker than fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake ran in South Korea to lift the world title.
Bolt still has the chance to end the year as the fastest man in the world when he races again over 100m in the Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday. Jamaican rival Asafa Powell heads the world rankings with 9.78sec but he will not be running because of a groin injury.
Bolt said that he wasn’t satisfied with his run overall because of his bad start.
“I had a bad start, that’s the reason why I had lost concentration, a little bit,” he said.
“It was already happening to me this year.”
Sally Pearson won her 19th 110m hurdles race of the year, clocking a slower time than her best of the season but doing enough to hold on for the win.