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Usain Bolt Wins Men's 100-Meter Dash Final at 2013 World Athletics Championships

Alex KayCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2013

Usain Bolt is still the fastest man alive, and he proved it on Sunday by winning the 100-meter dash final at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia.

According to BBC Sport, the Jamaican sprinter finished the race in 9.77 seconds, well ahead of Justin Gatlin (9.85) and Nesta Carter (9.95).

Agence France-Presse posted a photo of Bolt celebrating after the victory:

The heavens opened prior to the race, but that didn’t stop Bolt from dominating on the wet track. The 26-year-old battled through a mediocre start to stride past the opposition and win the gold medal.

Bolt finally reclaimed the 100-meter title he lost in Daegu back in 2011, when he was penalized for a false start and controversially removed from the final.

He captured his first 100-meter gold at the World Championships in Berlin four years ago, when he obliterated the previous world record with a still-standing 9.58 time.

Gatlin, a 31-year-old American, seemed like he had a chance to pull off the upset on Sunday after getting a phenomenal start off the block.

However, he simply wasn’t able to match strides with the 6’5” Bolt, who overtook Gatlin down the stretch.

2011’s 100-meter winner Yohan Blake did not participate due to injury, while 2007 champ Tyson Gay failed a doping test last month and was also absent, as per the Guardian.

These World Championships have shown that Bolt is still one of the most dominant sprinters to ever grace the sport, and he should continue his mastery of the 100-meter race well into the future.  

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