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Bolt shatters his own 100 metres world record in Berlin

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt obliterated his own world record on Sunday as he won the men’s 100 metres final at the world athletics championships in an incredible, mind-boggling 9.58 seconds.

One year to the day from his world record breaking victory in the Olympic final in Beijing, Bolt blew away the field on the blue track in Berlin. American Tyson Gay ran 9.71 to take silver, and Asafa Powell was third after running 9.84.

Congratulations, Usain… must be the power of the yam!

PHOTO: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men’s 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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