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Usain Bolt's new record

<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds a Jamaican flag as he celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. Bolt won the race in a time of 9.58 seconds setting a new world record, ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. who finished second and Powell who placed third.   REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds a Jamaican flag as he celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. Bolt won the race in a time of 9.58 seconds setting a new...more

Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds a Jamaican flag as he celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. Bolt won the race in a time of 9.58 seconds setting a new world record, ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. who finished second and Powell who placed third. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.    REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica runs ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. and Asafa Powell (front row, R to L) of Jamaica in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica runs ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. and Asafa Powell (front row, R to L) of Jamaica in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio...more

Usain Bolt of Jamaica runs ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. and Asafa Powell (front row, R to L) of Jamaica in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) sprints to the finish to win in the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) sprints to the finish to win in the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) sprints to the finish to win in the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) reacts as he crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. in the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) reacts as he crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. in the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) reacts as he crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. in the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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<p>Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay (L) of the U.S. and Daniel Bailey (R) of Antigua and Barbuda to win the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder</p>

Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay (L) of the U.S. and Daniel Bailey (R) of Antigua and Barbuda to win the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16,...more

Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay (L) of the U.S. and Daniel Bailey (R) of Antigua and Barbuda to win the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes first ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. and Asafa Powell (R to L) of Jamaica in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes first ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. and Asafa Powell (R to L) of Jamaica in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio...more

Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes first ahead of Tyson Gay of the U.S. and Asafa Powell (R to L) of Jamaica in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes first in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009.  REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes first in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes first in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. Bolt set a world record in the race.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. Bolt set a world record in the race. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. Bolt set a world record in the race. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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<p>An official photo shows Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) as he crosses the finish line in 9.58 seconds to set a new world record and win the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.    REUTERS/Seiko/Handout</p>

An official photo shows Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) as he crosses the finish line in 9.58 seconds to set a new world record and win the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. ...more

An official photo shows Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) as he crosses the finish line in 9.58 seconds to set a new world record and win the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Seiko/Handout

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Photographers take pictures of Usain Bolt of Jamaica as he celebrates after finishing first in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Max Rossi</p>

Photographers take pictures of Usain Bolt of Jamaica as he celebrates after finishing first in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Photographers take pictures of Usain Bolt of Jamaica as he celebrates after finishing first in the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates with campatriot Asafa Powell (R) after the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates with campatriot Asafa Powell (R) after the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates with campatriot Asafa Powell (R) after the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica takes off his shoes after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica takes off his shoes after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Usain Bolt of Jamaica takes off his shoes after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds a Jamaican flag as he celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.    REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds a Jamaican flag as he celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds a Jamaican flag as he celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final at the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.    REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica embraces mascot 'Berlino' after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay</p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica embraces mascot 'Berlino' after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Usain Bolt of Jamaica embraces mascot 'Berlino' after winning the men's 100 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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