SOUNDS LIKE, FOR WHATEVER REASONS, BOLT HAS REVERTED TO A LONG-T0-SHORT (L2S) STYLE OF TRAINING PLAN THIS SEASON…KK
SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, March 14 AFP - Olympic champion Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, ran his first 100 metres of the season here on Saturday in a wind-aided 9.93 seconds in a meet at Foster College.
Bolt, who set world records to win the 100m and 200m at the Beijing Olympics last August, won with a tailwind of 2.3m/sec, edging his training partner Daniel Bailey of Antigua, who crossed in the same time.
``I am comfortable with the time,’’ Bolt said.
``I haven’t started any speed work as yet.’’
Running from lane four, Bolt trailed Bailey for the first half of the race but took control at 60 metres.
The Olympic champion said he still has improvements to make.
``I still have to work on my start,’’ Bolt said.
``I’m just glad I got through this race injury free. I have a lot more work to do because I’m still not fit.’’
Yohan Blake, Jamaica’s national junior record holder, was third in 10.08, a personal best.
While it was the first 100 of the year for Bolt, it was far from the first race of the season for the Jamaican sprint star, who also helped Jamaica’s 4x100 relay to a world record at Beijing.
Bolt had previously run two 400-metre races and ran as part of 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Last year, Bolt ran his first 100 of the season at this same meet and won in 10.03.