Thursday, August 20, 2009

Usain Bolt Sets New 200M World Record (19.19 Seconds)

After breaking the World Record he set for the 100M dash (Berman Post: Usain Bolt Sets New 100M World Record (9.58 Seconds)), Usain Bolt broke the World Record he set for the 200M race.

"Jamaica's Usain Bolt shattered his own 200 meters world record on Thursday to win gold at the world championships in a breathtaking 19.19 seconds and secure his place as the greatest sprinter ever seen.

One year exactly after he posted 19.30 seconds at the Beijing Olympics to beat Michael Johnson's "untouchable" 19.32 from the Atlanta Games, he sliced another 11 hundredths of a second off just as he did in Sunday's 100 when he ran 9.58.

Bolt, who turns 23 on Saturday, is now the world record holder and world and Olympic champion in both sprints -- something no other athlete has achieved.

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