Usain Bolt defeats Justin Gatlin in a 100meters in Beijing

Usain Bolt yesterday defended his title as the world’s fastest man after winning the 100-meters in a thrilling race at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

The 29 year old Jamaican ran a season-best time of 9.79 seconds ahead of American Justin Gatlin who finished second in 9.80 seconds. Trayvon Bromell of the US and Andre De Grasse of Canada, finished tied for third

Bolt has now won the last six international 100-meter championships — including the World Championships and Olympics — and though his best time this year is still slower than Gatlin’s, gold medals are what matter.

Speaking after the race, Bolt, said it was the hardest race of his career adding that come to the championships and defend his title after going through a lot in the season is certainly a good feeling.

Meanwhile Gatlin will have an opportunity for revenge when they go head to head over 200m, with the final taking place on Friday

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