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Posted on: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Track and field: Usain Bolt easily wins 300 meters at Golden Spike


Associated Press

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won a rarely contested 300-meter race in 30.97 seconds in rain at the Golden Spike meet today.

Bolt, who holds world records in both the 100 and 200 meters, was boosted by a solid start and cruised to an easy victory. But the wet track, marked by puddles, prevented him from challenging the world record of 30.85 set by Michael Johnson at Pretoria in 2000.

The IAAF does not recognize the 300 world record as it was not at major events.

Bolt ran a competitive 300 for the first time, and said he didn't plan to compete in the distance regularly.