Bolt seals sprint double and another new record

JAMAICAN sprint sensation Usain Bolt smashed another world record to claim 200m gold at the World Championships &ndash; and then claimed he hadn&rsquo;t run a good race.<br /><br />Bolt, who earlier this week in Berlin obliterated his own best time to set a new benchmark in the 100m, again left the field trailing in his wake with a time of 19.19 seconds.<br /><br />The 23-year-old, who celebrates his birthday today, had insisted in the build-up that another world record was out of the question. But he bettered the time he set at last summer&rsquo;s Beijing Olympics by 0.11 seconds to underline his utter dominance of sprint events, despite seeing room for improvement.<br /><br />&ldquo;I can definitely say I didn&rsquo;t expect that because I was a little bit tired,&rdquo; said Bolt, who missed a chunk of 200m training earlier this year following a car accident.<br /><br />&ldquo;I said let&rsquo;s try because people are really looking out for this, I said it won&rsquo;t hurt to try. So I tried really hard and now I&rsquo;m really tired. Maybe next time I should just run the 200m or the 100m alone. My form was going backwards. I wasn&rsquo;t running upright. It wasn&rsquo;t a good race but it was a fast one.&rdquo;<br />British long-jumper Greg Rutherford, meanwhile, set a new national record of 8.30m to book his place in tomorrow&rsquo;s final.<br /><br />Team-mate Mo Farah ensured his place in Sunday&rsquo;s 5,00m final, while Michael Rimmer qualified for today&rsquo;s 800m semi-final. Will Sharman came fourth in the 110m hurdles final.<br /><br />Meanwhile, world record holder Paula Radcliffe has pulled out of the marathon on Sunday after failing to recover from her foot injury. The 35-year-old Briton underwent surgery back in March but enjoyed a successful return to action last Sunday when she won the New York Half Marathon.<br /><br />But despite flying into Germany that very same night, she admitted she was still not ready to compete over the full 26 miles.<br /><br />&ldquo;I am devastated I wasn&rsquo;t ready in time, especially having got so close in such a short time frame,&rdquo; Radcliffe said.