The athlete came first in the race with 10.09 seconds.
The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, posted his slowest time in any 100m final when he crossed the line in a time of 10.09 seconds at the Cayman Invitational on Wednesday night.
Victory for Bolt in his first real race of the season was hard-earned as he needed a photo finish to edge Jamaican compatriot and training partner Bailey-Cole.
Antiguan Daniel Bailey finished third with a time of 10.23.
Bolt has been battling a hamstring problem but said that wasn’t to blame for the slow time.
“I had a bad start but I will try to get it right next time,” Bolt was quoted on the IAAF website after recording the slowest performance of his career in a 100m final.
‘It was just a bad race,” he said. “I just have to go back and figure out with my coach what went wrong.
“I felt it (hamstring injury) slightly. It wasn’t a bothering pain so I can’t blame it on that.”
In the women’s events, American Carmelita Jeter became the first to finish in less than 11 seconds in the 100 metres, winning with a time of 10.95.
Bolt, the Olympic and World Champion, will expect tougher challenge at the IAAF/SAMSUNG Diamond League where the world’s best will be jostling for the money up for grabs.
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