Yohan Blake sets new 100m record in Berlin

Sep 13, 2011, 08:37 IST | AFP
World 100m champion Yohan Blake clocked a personal best of 9.82secs on Sunday for the second time in three days to break the old meet record held by both Asafa Powell and sprint legend Maurice Greene.

Jamaican Yohan Blake won the 100m in 9.82secs. PIC/Getty Images

"I saw the record was 9.86secs and I knew I was in a good shape to break it," said the Jamaican, who profited from sprint star Usain Bolt's false start to claim gold at the World Athletics Championships.

"I just focussed on getting a good start." This was the second time in three days Blake has clocked his PB after running an identical time at Zurich's Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

"To have run 9.82 twice is a wonderful feeling," he said. "I was actually a bit lazy going off at the start."

Bolt's training partner Blake set the new mark here five years after Powell had equalled 'The Kansas Comet' Greene's effort in 2000.

Blake will wrap up his season in Brussels by running the 200m on Friday.

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