Blake blasts close to Bolt’s 100m record

JAMAICAN sprinter Yohan Blake last night ran the joint-third fastest time in 100m history in the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. The London 2012 100m and 200m silver medallist ran 9.69 seconds to beat American Tyson Gay into second place and is behind only compatriot Usain Bolt in the 100m records.

He said: “I have been sick all week, thank God I recovered. I have more races and I’m going to get better and better. I would run with Usain any day, he’s my training partner. I would love to run with him, but they have to put up big money."

Bolt competed only in the 200m, and finished first with a time of 19.58 seconds.