Track & Field

Flashback Friday: Bolt false starts; Blake wins World Title

Tonight in Santry you will get the opportunity to see the man they call the Beast. It kicks off at 7pm and World Champion Yohan Blake is on at 7:36pm. Check out the event here

Remember how he won the World Title?

Check out the video above, (starts at 1.25)

He won it when Usain Bolt, the world Record Holder false started and ended up being disqualified.

Yohan Blake won the final in 9.93sec, American Walter Dix was 2nd in 10.08sec with Kim Collins,from St Kitts and Nevis, won a bronze medal at the age of 35.

Wind: −1.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 6 Yohan Blake Jamaica 9.92 SB
2nd 4 Walter Dix United States 10.08
3rd 3 Kim Collins Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.09
4 8 Christophe Lemaitre France 10.19
5 2 Daniel Bailey Antigua and Barbuda 10.26
6 1 Jimmy Vicaut France 10.27
7 7 Nesta Carter Jamaica 10.95
5 Usain Bolt Jamaica DSQ FS

Blake, who served a 3 month ban for a stimulant in 2009 also ran an incredible 200m of 19.26 which is also the 2nd fastest of all time.

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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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