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Usain Bolt Does It Again, Breaking 200 Meter World Record

Sports Betting News - August 20th, 2009 - Written by Bruce

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has broken yet another world record at the ongoing World Championships. Just four days after breaking his own 100m world record, Usain Bolt dominated the 200m final setting his second world record of the championships. He finished the race in a remarkable time of 19.19 seconds, which lowered his own world record time of 19.30 seconds that he set at last year's Beijing Olympics. Ironically, he lowered the 100m world record by the same margin of .11 seconds when he crossed the finish line in a blazing time of 9.58 seconds. Bolt won the 100m gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in what was then a world record time of 9.69 seconds. Over the last few years, Bolt has burst onto the world stage becoming the fastest sprinter in history.

Usain Bolt is only one day away from his 23rd birthday. With his amazing performances this past week, Bolt has given himself quite the birthday present. After being criticized for slowing down at the end of his races in the Beijing Olympics last year, Bolt wanted to show what kind of times he could run if he ran his hardest through the finish line. With two world records in the last week alone, Bolt has clearly shown that he is far and away the fastest man in the world. After blowing away the fields in both the 100m and 200m finals, Bolt has solidified himself as a true international track superstar. He has now lowered the world record in both events at last year's Olympics and once again at the current World Championships. Bolt still has the 4x100m relay to run with his Jamaican teammates. He will have a chance for his third world record of the championships, as he and his teammates broke the 4x100m world record in last year's Olympics.

In Thursday's 200m final, Bolt got off to a blazing start when he shot out of the starting blocks. He extended his lead as the runners came around the curve using his long strides to separate from the field. As he ran towards the finish line, Bolt completely ran away from the competition winning the race by more than five meters. None of the other runners were anywhere near Bolt as he crossed the line in a record time of 19.19 seconds. Alonso Edward finished the race in second place, well back of Bolt in a time of 19.81 seconds. American sprinter Wallace Spearman crossed the finish line in third place, which was good enough for the bronze.

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