Aug 11, 2013; Moscow, RUSSIA; Usain Bolt (JAM), left, wins the 100m in 9.77 in the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki Stadium. From left: Bolt and Justin Gatlin (USA), Nickel Ashmeade (JAM), Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) and James Dasaolou (GBR). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

IAAF World Championships: Usain Bolt discusses victory, track conditions

Usain Bolt won the 100 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow on Sunday, but the Jamaican sprint phenom said the blue Mondo track at Luzhniki Stadium felt odd.

Let’s be real: It looks like it didn’t slow him down any.

Bolt spoke about the track and the wet conditions to reporters after his race:

It felt different, I don’t know if it was bad different. But it didn’t feel like a normal track that I’m used to running on. It was a little bit different. Personally I can’t complain about that really. (Reuters)

Bolt went on to discuss the rest he needs before competing in the 200 meters:

I’m just going to look forward to running the 200 meters. I can’t promise anything but I’ll always go and give it my best. Hopefully everything will come together.


My legs are sore right now, I’ll get some ice baths, get my masseuse to work on them, I should be ok…

The finals for the 200 meters, assuming Bolt qualifies (that’s a safe bet), will run on August 17th.

[Source: Reuters]

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