Usain Bolt runs 9.86, the real fun begins, by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder



Usain Bolt runs 9.86 in his Jamaican Championships, with a legal wind. But Usain's best performance was to speak about how challenging it will be for Usain to break the world record at 100 meters for Tyson Gay.

Now, while this is pretty mild for trash talking, the posturing is about to begin. Tyson Gay ran his 9.75w time was run in his FIRST 100 meters of the year, his first 200 meters of the year was his FIRST.


Two great sprinters running the 100 meters and 200 meters in Berlin-I can not wait!

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EME NEWS (JUNE 28, 2009)

Bolt world leading 9.86

KINGSTON (JAM, June 27): World record holder Usain Bolt finally got legal world lead 9.86 at 100 m (-0.2) to win the Jamaican Championships. ‘I am feeling good. I am now looking forward to get into better shape," said Bolt. Asafa Powell was good second in 9.97 and third spot for Berlin might go to Michael Frater (10.02). Fourth Marvin Anderson 10.07, followed by Steve Mullings 10.08 and young Yohan Blake 10.09. In semis Powell was even faster than (10.03) than Bolt (10.11). Bolt believes it will be very difficult for American Tyson Gay to break the 100-metre world record he set to win the Olympic in Beijing, last summer. "No downgrade to Tyson, but that is going to be a hard task for him to break my record. I think Tyson is more of a 200m runner, not a 100m runner, so I think it’s going to be very hard," he added. Isa Phillips got another world lead at 400 m hurdles (48.05) beating veteran Danny McFarlane (48.54) and in close battle for third Jamaican junior record holder Josef Robertson returned after two years break with 49.22 edging Markino Buckley (49.23). Olympic winner Shelly-Ann Fraser was again at the right time in the shape with 10.88 world lead (-1.5) beating Kerron Stewart (10.93). Third Sherri-Ann Brooks got 11.16. Olympic medalist Sherone Simpson was not yet in shape as she clocked 11.64 in heats and went out. Olympic champion Melaine Walker took the women’s 400 m hurdles edging Kaliese Spencer at 54.70 by 0.01. 2005 World champion Trecia Smith achieved good 14.43 (+1.2) triple jump win. In 400 m semis fastest times by Shericka Williams (50.88) and Ricardo Chambers (45.43).

Demus 53.78 at 400 m hurdles

EUGENE (USA, June 27): Lashinda Demus clocked first years sub 54 seconds at 400 m hurdles with 53.78 during third day of US Championships. Qualified also other two favorites Sheena Tosta (54.45) and Tiffany Williams (55.18). LaShawn Merritt won the 400 m as expected and equalled his own world lead 44.50. Surprise second spot for Berlin went to Gil Roberts (44.93) and third was hurdles champion Kerron Clement (45.14). He might not run so the next is Lionel Larry (45.40) as US can have three plus title defender Jeremy Wariner. In high hurdles drama David Payne beats Terrence Trammell by thousands (both 13.12) and third qualifier is Aries Merritt with 13.15. First out of the game is Eric Mitchum (13.24) as another favorite Dexter Faulk was only 8th (13.77). Dwight Phillips won with windy 857 the long jump ahead of Brian Johnson (826w), surprise George Kitchens (823w), Miguel Pate (820, +1.5) and junior Goodwin (818, +1.3). Sanya Richards won easily the 400 m (50.05) beating Debbie Dunn (50.79) and Jessica Beard (50.81). In pole vault counting battle Brad Walker was the best (575), also vaulters down to fourth place cleared 575 in order Jeremy Scott, Derek Miles and Toby Stevenson. Shannon Rowbury won the 1500 m in 4:05.07 with Christine Wurth second (4:06.00) and Anna Willard third (4:07.70). Joshua McAdams was first in tactical steeple (8:29.91), second for Dave Huling (8:32.86) and third Kyle Alcorn (8:34.65). In throws excellent javelin improvement close to US record by Kara Patterson (63.95) and hammer winner AG Kruger (75.31). Olympic silver medalist Hyleas Fountain leads the heptathlon with very good 4038 score what is her first day life-time best. Her marks were 12.90- 187- 13.81 PB and 23.29. Berlin-bound 100 m sprinter Monzavous Edwards was out in 200 m heats after 20.79.


TORONTO (CAN, June 27): 2003 World champion Perdita Felicien got the 100 m hurdles Canadian title with 12.80 (-1.4) and clearly beat olympic medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (12.95). Brian Barnett won the 100 m in 10.28 (-1.1), female fastest Toyin Olupona clocked 11.56 (+0.5). World indoor champion Tyler Christopher did not finish the 400 m finals. Other favorite wins Dylan Armstrong 20.30 in shot put and Gary Reed 1:47.45 at 800 m. Kelsie Hendry cleared 435 in pole vault and long jump was aided by too much wind for Alicia Falaiye (676, +3.9) and Tabia Charles (675, +2.8).

NASSAU (BAH, June 26-27): The experienced Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie achieved a sprint double at Bahamian championships with 11.12 (-0.1) and 22.83 (-1.7). Another veteran Chandra Sturrup was second 11.22. World medalist Derrick Atkins won the 100 m in solid 10.25 (-0.7). Chris Brown who helped Bahamas to silver in the men’s 4×400m at the Beijing Olympics, won the men’s 400m in 45.21. Second NAIA champion Ramon Miller in 45.35 and third Andretti Bain 46.02. Christine Amertil won the women’s one lap event in 51.96. Trevor Barry cleared 2.23m to win the men’s high jump and world champion Donald Thomas only third (217).

BEDFORD (GBR, June 27): In first day action at UK Junior championships fifteen year old “wunderkid” Jodie Williams won the 100m in a PB 11.48 (-1.7).In the U23 champs at the same venue Rion Pierre won the 100m in 10.34 (+1.9)

MAIA (POR, June 27): National 10 000 m champion on track was Jose Moreira 29:55.13.

VILLEFRANCHE (FRA, June 27): Christelle Daunay won the French 10 000 m title in 31:47.19, male winner Djamel Bachiri 29:08.50.

EUGENE (USA, June 27): Marquise Goodwin leaped to 796 (+2.1) long jump win at US junior championships. In senior competition he achieved excellent legal US prep record 818 (+1.3) as fifth. Triple record holder Will Claye was second (780, +3.3). Chalonda Goodman won after 100 m also the 200 metres in 22.74 (+2.6). Junior men 200 m winner was Keyth Talley (20.86, +2.4).

SEATTLE (USA, June 27): Former world Champion Berhane Adere held off the challenge of Romania’s Nuta Olaru to claim victory in the inaugural Rock n Roll Seattle Half Marathon in 1:11:19. Olaru was 24 seconds behind. Kenyan Elija Nyabuti won the men's race in 1:05:14. Marathon winners were Michele Suszek (2:38:37) and Kenyan Peter Omae (2:18:17).

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