Bolt edges out Carter in high-speed race

Bolt edges out Carter in high-speed race

well done man Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the 100M race at the Monaco Diamond League on Friday. The Jamaican sprinter clocked 9.88 seconds. AFP

Bolt overhauled his compatriot, who also ran his season's best of 9.90, in the last 15 metres while American Michael Rodgers finished third with 9.96. “It was not the best start, but I executed well overall,” Bolt told reporters after finding his form in his last scheduled meeting ahead of next month's world championships.

Among the others athletes posting world leading times ahead of the worlds were 800 metres world record holder David Rudisha, the Kenyan winning in one minute 42.61 seconds. Britain’s Mo Farah also set the season’s best time in the 5,000 as he beat American Bernard Lagat in a sprint to the line in a time of 12 minutes 53.11.

In the women’s, 200 Carmelita Jeter beat compatriot Allyson Felix, a three-time world champion at the distance, and Shalonda Solomon in an American clean sweep. Olympic 400 hurdles champion Angelo Taylor held his nerve to defeat compatriot Bershawn Jackson while Britain’s world champion Phillips Idowu won the triple jump with 17.36 metres.

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Results: Men: 100M: Usain Bolt (Jam) 9.88S, 1; Nesta Carter (Jam) 9.90, 2; Michael Rodgers (US) 9.96, 3.

800M: David Lekuta Rudisha (Ken) 1:42.61, 1; Asbel Kiprop (Ken) 1:43.15, 2; Nick Symmonds (US) 1:43.83, 3.   

1500M: Silas Kiplagat (Ken) 3:30.47, 1; Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba (Ken) 3:31.74, 2; Abubaker Kaki (Sud) 3:31.76, 3.   

5000M: Mo Farah (Gbr) 12:53.11, 1; Bernard Lagat (US) 12:53.60, 2; Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Ken) 12:54.18, 3.  

400M hurdles: Angelo Taylor (US) 47.97S, 1; Bershawn Jackson (US) 48.22, 2; David Greene (Gbr) 48.43, 3.     

3000M steeplechase: Brimin Kipruto (Ken) 7:53.64, 1; Ezekiel Kemboi (Ken) 7:55.76, 2; Paul Kipsiele Koech (Ken)7:57.32, 3.   

Pole vault: Renaud Lavillenie (Fra) 5.90M, 1; Malte Mohr (Ger) 5.75, 2; Konstadinos Filippidis (Gre) 5.60, 3.      

Triple jump: Phillips Idowu (Gbr) 17.36M, 1; Alexis Copello (Cuba) 17.30, 2; Arnie David Girat (Cuba) 17.29, 3.     

Shot put: Reese Hoffa (US) 21.25M, 1; Christian Cantwell (US) 21.23, 2; Dylan Armstrong (Can) 20.98, 3.    

Women: 200M: Carmelita Jeter (US) 22.20, 1; Allyson Felix (US) 22.32, 2; Shalonda Solomon (US) 22.63, 3.     

400M: Amantle Montsho (Bot) 49.71S, 1; Francena McCorory (US) 50.29, 2; Novlene Williams-Mills (Jam) 50.61, 3.     

1500M: Maryam Yusuf Jamal (Bah) 4:00.59, 1; Btissam Lakhouad (Mor) 4:01.09, 2; Morgan Uceny (US) 4:01.51, 3.   100M hurdles: Sally Pearson (Aus) 12.51M, 1; Kellie Wells (US) 12.58, 2; Tiffany Ofili-Porter (Gbr) 12.60, 3.     High jump: Blanka Vlasic (Cro) 1.97M, 1; Doreen Amata (Nig) 1.92, 2; Melanie Melfort (Fra) 1.89, 3.      Long jump:
Brittney Reese (US) 6.82M, 1; Dariya Klishina (Rus) 6.79, 2; Eloyse Lesueur (Fra) 6.74, 3.
Discus throw: Nadine Mueller (Ger) 65.90M, 1; Yarelis Barrios (Cuba) 65.44, 2; Stephanie Brown Trafton (US) 62.07, 3.     

Javelin throw: Barbora Spotakova (Cze) 69.45M, 1; Christina Obergfoell (Ger) 64.86, 2; Madara Palameika (Lat) 62.06, 3.

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