Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blake wins 100m in 9.85 at Spitzen Leichtathletik meet

Associated Press
LUCERNE, Switzerland -- Yohan Blake ran a time of 9.85 seconds to win the 100 meters at a meet in Switzerland on Tuesday in his first competitive race since beating Usain Bolt twice at the Jamaican Olympic trials.

Blake was far from fastest out of the blocks but powered through the field with legal wind assistance of 1.6 meters per second.

The 21-year-old world champion chose the low-key Spitzen Leichtathletik meet to make what is expected to be his only appearance between the trials and the London Games.

Blake is scheduled to open his Olympic program when the 100 heats start Aug. 4.

He posted a personal best and the top time in the world this year (9.75) to beat Bolt in Kingston last month.