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Blake clocks 9.69 to take Diamond League 100m

Thursday, August 23, 2012    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — World champion Yohan Blake ran a brilliant 9.69 seconds, the third fastest time in history, to take the men’s 100m in Lausanne, Switzerland today.

Blake, who ran second behind Usain Bolt in the Olympic final, defeated American Tyson Gay who took second in 9.83.

Another Jamaican Nesta Carter was third in 9.95

Only Bolt at 9.58 and 9.63 has gone faster than 9.69 seconds.

RankAthleteNationResultRecRt.

1BLAKE YohanJAM9.69MR, PB0.142

2GAY TysonUSA9.83

0.154

3CARTER NestaJAM9.95=SB0.154

4BAILEY RyanUSA10.00

0.173

5VICAUT JimmyFRA10.02PB0.156

6SAIDY NDURE JaysumaNOR10.13=SB0.129

7BLEDMAN KestonTRI10.14

0.148

8THOMPSON RichardTRI10.32

0.167

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