BERLIN, Germany – Usain Bolt ran another World record – this time it’s in the 200m.
Bolt’s winning time was 19.19 seconds.
“I was surprised with myself that I did so well,” Bolt said.
Former sprint star Michael Johnson, whose record of 19.32 stood for 12 years before Bolt broke it last year, believes the 19-second barrier might be next.
Ryan Brathwaite of Barbados, left, waits for the final result of the Men’s 110m Hurdles race during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. United States’ Terrence Trammell sits in foreground. Brathwaite won gold.
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“He could,” Johnson said. “He’s very tall and has an extremely long stride. He’s not the only person in the world that’s 6-foot-5, he’s just the only one that’s 6-5 and that fast.”
Before the race, Johnson said he didn’t think Bolt would break the mark. Not today. Not with his top rival, Tyson Gay, on the sideline with a groin injury.
But he also threw in a qualifier.
“Anytime Usain Bolt steps on the track, a world record is possible,” Johnson said.