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Bolt tops in Toronto

Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man was back with a bang in his first major track and field race of the season at the inaugural Festival of Excellence in Toronto, Canada today.
The 100-metre world record holder from Jamaica, ran 10.00 seconds dead under dark skies and a steady downpour with Shawn Crawford of the US  second in 10.25, and Ivory Williams, also US, finished third in 10.28.

The Beijing triple gold Olympic gold medallist, was the clear crowd favourite in front of a large Jamaican-Canadian crowd. “Just looking at the crowd you can see it’s pretty much all Jamaicans so it’s just a great feeling,” Bolt said after the race. “The people have just been wonderful, so thanks for coming out and supporting me and I always try to do my best at all times.”

The race was delayed by two false starts which led to Bolt’s countryman Marvin Anderson being disqualified from the eight-man field.

“I feel I should have done a little bit better but with two false starts, the rain kinda caught me up a little bit but, I think it was OK and I just need to work harder…” Bolt said. “My confidence level is always high no matter what because I know I’m Olympic champion and I’m working hard to stay on top so I’m always going to feel confident doing this.”