Bolt and Blake dominate but Rudisha falls short at Wetklasse meeting

Olympic champion Usain Bolt and silver medallist Yohan Blake were both on top form at last night Weltklasse meeting both setting new Weltklasse records despite having to run the race in rainy conditions.

Blake ran a very impressive 9.75 in the 100m, topping the record that Asafa Powell had set in 2006 of 9.77, which only six years ago was also a World Record. American Tyson Gay had been disqualified at the start of the race following a false start.

Only last week Blake ran 9.69 in a Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, a time that only Usain Bolt has ran quicker than.

Bolt also broke a Wetklasse record running 19.66 in the 200 breaking the previous record set by Wallace Spearmon with ease.

Following his run Bolt joked about joining Manchester United but also talked about how he intends to be competing at Rio in 2016 and eventually breaking his own World Records at least once more before he retires.

The shock of the night came when 800m Olympic gold medallist and World Record holder David Rudisha came second in his event to Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman, who ran the race in 1min 42.53. Speaking after the race Rudisha basically admitted that he struggles to run in poor weather conditions and expressed his disappointment with his loss.

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