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Updated: September 13, 2009 23:38 IST

Bolt breezes to 200m World Final victory

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Olympic champion Usain Bolt won the 200 metres at the World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece
AP Olympic champion Usain Bolt won the 200 metres at the World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece

Usain Bolt has finished his season with another victory, cruising to win the 200 metres in 19.68 seconds at the World Athletics Final.

The Olympic and world champion was fast out of the bend as usual on Sunday but relaxed toward the end when he realised he would not be setting another world record. Wallace Spearmon of the United States was second in 20.21 and Brendan Christian of Antigua was third in 20.65.

Bolt said he was “really tired, but I did what I had to do and I was happy.”

This was the last race of the season for Bolt, who said he will return to Jamaica to celebrate his world records in the 100 and 200 at last month’s world championships.

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