KINGSTON, Jamaica — World record holder Usain Bolt cruised to victory over the 100m at the Jamaica national trials, while Asafa Powell failed to impress. Watch the video highlights of the men’s 100m dash.
Watch Video Highlights Usain Bolt Runs 9.94
Bolt, the 2012 London Olympic Games sprint champion, recovered from a weak start to overhaul the field with his massive strides and then shut things down in the closing metres to win in 9.94 win a -1.2m/s headwind, beating his truing partner Kemar Bailey-Cole, who ran well for second place at 9.98.
However, former national champion and ex-world record holder Powell faded poorly in the latter part of the race and could only manage to finish seventh in 10.22.
Powell has been nursing a groin injury all season and even though he ran well in the heats and semi-finals, the star sprinter looked well short of race fitness and it cost him a place on the Jamaican sprint team.