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Usain Bolt ends season early and will miss Diamond League final

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Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will miss the Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday after deciding to end his 2015 season early. The 29-year-old won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at last month’s World Championships in Beijing. “After the excitement of the past few weeks… I have decided not to race again in 2015,” Bolt wrote ...

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Usain Bolt secures 11th World Championships gold with relay win

Bolt (right) was all smiles with his team-mates Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell and Nickel Ashmeade afterwards
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Usain Bolt collected his 11th World Championships gold medal as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay in Beijing, as Great Britain failed to finish. Bolt anchored Jamaica to victory as they finished in a world leading time of 37.36 seconds. GB were third going into the final changeover but James Ellington did not get the baton to anchor Chijindu Ujah. The ...

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Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin to win the 200m and complete the sprint double at the World Championships in Beijing. Defending champion Bolt, 29, won in 19.55 seconds, with American Gatlin taking silver in 19.74 in a repeat of Sunday’s 100m final. “Bolt came here and delivered when he’s not had the best of seasons,” ex-world champion Michael Johnson ...

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World Championships: Usain Bolt & Justin Gatlin reach 200m final

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The Usain Bolt v Justin Gatlin re-match is on after both men dominated their semi-finals to charge into Thursday’s 200m final. Bolt, looking to retain his other individual sprint title after that extraordinary 100m victory here in the Bird’s Nest, looked to be saving his strength for the next showdown as he eased off in 19.95 seconds. Gatlin, comfortably the ...

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World Championships: Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin into 200m semis

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Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin remain on course for their 200m final rematch as both qualified with minimal fuss from their heats. Bolt, who has admitted to feeling weary in the aftermath of his extraordinary 100m victory here in the Bird’s Nest, won the third heat in 20.28 seconds, easing off with 40m to go and jogging across the line. Gatlin ...

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World Championships 2015: Bolt triumphs in his ‘hardest race’

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Usain Bolt has described his World Championships 100m final victory over Justin Gatlin as the “hardest race” of his career. The Jamaican, 29, lived up to his billing as the saviour of athletics as he held off the challenge of the two-time drug cheat to win in 9.79 seconds. Pre-race favourite Gatlin had to settle for silver in Beijing. “Coming ...

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Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win world 100m title

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Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin by one hundredth of a second to retain the 100m title at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Bolt had stumbled out of the blocks in winning his semi-final but found a season’s best run of 9.79 seconds to win the title for the third time. Gatlin, 33, had been unbeaten in 28 races and ...

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Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt into World Championship 100m semis

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Controversial American sprinter Justin Gatlin underlined his status as 100m gold medal favourite at the World Championships with the fastest time in the first round. Gatlin, who has twice served doping suspensions, clocked 9.83 seconds in the sixth heat, albeit with the assistance of a 2.1m/s tailwind. Reigning world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt won the seventh heat in 9.96 ...

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Usain Bolt wins 100m at London 2012 Anniversary Games

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Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt showed a return to form to win the 100m at the Anniversary Games in London. The Jamaican, who has been struggling for fitness, won both his heat and the final in 9.87 seconds in wet conditions at the Olympic Stadium. “I really wanted to run faster,” said Bolt, 28, who defends his world title next ...

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