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Bolt Edged Bailey- Cole By an Inch at the Cayman Initational.
Bolt Edged Bailey- Cole By an Inch at the Cayman Initational.

Usain Bolt’s start of the 2013 athletic season was on a rather sluggish form last night, the Jamaican failed to break the 10- second barrier as he won the 100m at the Cayman Invitational after a photo finish.

After pulling out of last week’s Jamaican International Invitational meeting due to a Grade One tear in his left hamstring, the Olympic 100/200(meters) champion raced 10.09 secs on Wednesday night to edge ahead of Jamaican 4×100m relay teammate Kemar Bailey- Cole, 21.

Bolt, 26 had targeted matching American Tyson Gay’s 9.86secs run in Kingston last Saturday but started slowly and had to rely on an injection of speed in the last 40m to pip Bailey- Cole to the line.

Since the 2007 Verdinoyiannia meeting in Rethymno, Crete, where Bolt ran 10.03secs, Wednesday’s race is the first time he has failed to break the 10secs barrier in his season’s opening race.

Responding after the race, the Jamaican said: “It wasn’t the best start for the season. I didn’t felt as great as felt in training.

“It was just a bad race. Got to go back to the drawing board and work on a few things and just get it right the next time.”

World champion and Olympic silver medalist Carmelita Jeta became the first female sprinter to break 11secs barrier this year in the women’s 100m race. She ran 10.95 secs at the Cayman Invitational.

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