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Video : Yohan Blake pulls a stunner, beats Usain Bolt in 100m

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The Fastest Man in the World wasn’t the fastest man in Jamaica.
That honour goes to Yohan Blake, who got out of the blocks fast and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset world-record holder Usain Bolt by 0.11 seconds in the Jamaican Olympic trials.
A shocker? Well, that’s for the world to decide. One thing for sure, however, is that the calculus for the London Olympics has changed dramatically.
Blake is the reigning world champion but that victory, last year in South Korea, came with an asterisk because Bolt didn’t run that night after being disqualified for a false start. This was their first rematch, their first real race since then. Bolt was considered the favourite, not only because of his world record – 9.58 seconds – but because Blake, his training partner had never run below 9.84 in his life.

Well, now, he has.
The 9.75 seconds goes down as the best time this year and also breaks the four-year-old National Stadium record; both marks were 9.76 – both held by Bolt.
As much as the numbers, though, it was all that daylight between Blake and Bolt at the finish line that told this story. Blake, the man known as “The Beast,” let out a primal scream when he crossed. Bolt just sort of pulled up – no “To the World” pose or anything else to celebrate.
Asafa Powell will join them at the Olympics, after finishing in 9.88. In the women’s 100, defending Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won in a Jamaican record 10.70 seconds, with Veronica Campbell-Brown in second and Kerron Stewart in third.

Blake beats Bolt.. the fastest man in the world.. by 0.11.
Jamaica National Olympic Trials 100m Finals
1 Yohan Blake, Racers Track Club 9.75
2 Usain Bolt, Racers Track Club 9.86
3 Asafa Powell, Mvp Track Club 9.88
4 Kemar Micheal Frater, Mvp Track Club 9.94
5 Bailey-Cole, Racers Track Club 10.00
6 Nesta Carter, Mvp Track Club 10.01 1.1
7 Lerone Clarke, Unattached 10.07
8 Jacques Harvey, Mvp Track Club 10.17

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Usain Bolt features on new single

Internationally renowned sprint runner, Usain Bolt can do it all on the track. But now, the legendary track star may be trying his luck at a different type of record.

The Jamaican-born Olympic and world record holding athlete has been featured on a new track fittingly dubbed, Faster Than Lightning, a catchy house music single mixed by prominent American disc jock/producer, Steve Porter.

Faster Than Lightning features a music video of the highly regarded athlete; compiling different clips the Bolt running at track meets and practices dating back to his high school days, as well as footage  of Bolt showing love to fans as well as a fans reciprocating the appreciation.

In Faster Than Lightning, he raps lines such as, “No matter who you are, no matter what you’re doing, you’re not gonna catch me, you’re not gonna beat me.”

The DJ Steve Porter created mash-up has already earned Bolt close to 75,000 views on the disc jock’s official YouTube page as well as an additional 5,000 plus on the Jamaica Gleaner’s YouTube channel.

Porter is no stranger to doing such videos. He’s previously done similar mash-ups for prominent American based public figures like veteran comedian, Charlie Sheen, Taiwanese-American NBA star, Jeremy Lin as well as hip-hop power couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

Meanwhile, Bolt will participate in his first individual race of the year in the lead up to this summer’s Olympic Games in London, England as the sprint phenomenon will line up on Saturday in the 100m at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston.

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Puma v1.10 Lightning SL Boots – When Bolt met Eto’o

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The new season has just started and we already had most big-profile brands making their releases for the new season after the World Cup. Puma, on the other hand, have waited to release a bomb for the new season after other brands have revealed their new boots, releasing the v1.10 Lightning SL football boot, which is our newest addition to the 2010-2011 football boots collection. The boot has been presented by Samuel Eto’o and Bolt, being designed with the Jamaican colours and has some interesting design features that have never been seen before.

The puma v1.10 Lightning SL in yellow/black/and green are the lightest boots ever made, weighing only 150 grams, which is slightly less than the Adidas F50 adiZero which weigh 164 grams. It’s also a lot less than the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II, which weight 210 grams.

The writing on the side of the boot is “Out of many, one people” which is Jamaica’s national slogan.

“The Puma v1.10 SL upper is made from a superlight microfibre synthetic material, which is extremely soft for comfort and ball feel, and provides slightly more padding than lightweight counterpart the adiZero. Like the rest of the v1.10 range, the SL features a central lacing system with a soft and lightweight tongue, constructed to provide breathability.”
One thing that is really striking about this boot is the sudden appearance of bling bling, aka diamonds on the back of the boot. First of all, it makes sense because Usain Bolt had a big hand in designing this boot. But why would a normal footballer need diamonds in their boot? I wouldn’t want diamonds in my boot, maybe my girlfriend would though. The special edition with diamonds costs £250 GBP which is a lot to spend for the regular person. The extra cost is simply the diamonds.

“The outsole and external heel counter of the Puma v1.10 SL football boots has been engineered from a revolutionary Thermoplastic. The Pebax material offers outstanding mechanical, physical and chemical properties, by bridging the gap between thermoplastics and rubbers. In short, this means the v1.10 SL’s outsole offers stability, durability and support at a fraction of the weight. And is further complimented by a Carbon Fibre insert in the outsole, enhancing player movement through reactivity, flexibility and midfoot stability.” (SoccerBible)

Sizing is also limited with this edition to 8-9 UK and 9-10 US, so they’re not for everybody. Check that before you buy them. They’re launched today, so you should be able to find them online soon!

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Usain Bolt 200m World Record 19.19!

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Usain Bolt’s extraordinary world championships continued as he broke his own 200m world record, running in a time of 19.19sec that slashed 0.11sec off the time he set in Beijing last year. Earlier this week he ran a time of 9.58sec to break his own 100m world record by exactly the same margin.

“I can definitely say I didn’t expect that because I was a little bit tired,” Bolt said after the race. “I said ‘Let’s try because people are really looking out for this’. I said ‘It won’t hurt to try’. So I tried really hard and now I’m really tired.

“Maybe next time I should just run the 200m or the 100m alone,” he added. “My form was going backwards. I wasn’t running upright. It wasn’t a good race but it was a fast one.”

Bolt was in relaxed mood before the race, showing off to the cameras and wearing a t-shirt bearing the phrase “Ich Bin Ein Berlino”, in reference to Berlino the bear, the event’s mascot. After one false start, Bolt got off the blocks quickly and opened up an easy, early lead. He had time, towards the end of the race, to appear to check the stadium clock before he crossed the finish line. His nearest competitor was Alonso Edward, who finished with a time of 19.81sec while the American Wallace Spearmon finished third with 19.85sec.

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