Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Briefs

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BOLT RUNS 19.79 200 AT BISLETT GAMES

Piqued by suggestions of a possible decline, Usain Bolt responded with a blistering season debut at 200 meters and a track record at the Bislett Games in Oslo.

"I'm not in as bad shape as I thought I was," Bolt said Thursday after his emphatic victory.

Bolt, whose conditioning was questioned after losing the 100 by 0.01 seconds in Rome last week, finished in 19.79. He is the only one to break 20 seconds this season.

"Overall, it was a good run. I can't complain. It's sub 20," said the Jamaican, who holds the world record at 19.19. "I could have done better. I think I need to work on my corners. But otherwise, it was a good race."

Bolt topped the Bislett record set by Frank Fredericks of Namibia in 1996 by 0.03 seconds.

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