Two of the fastest men in the world, Jamaicans Asafa Powell and Usain
Bolt, have finished in first and second place respectively in the
100-meter race at the DN Galan meet in Stockholm.
Powell won the
highly anticipated rematch Tuesday in 9.88 seconds. Bolt was slow out
of the starting blocks, but nearly caught up and finished just
one-100th of one second back.
Bolt set the world record of 9.72 seconds on May 31, breaking Powell's mark by two-100ths of one second.
at the Beijing Olympics next month, both Jamaicans will also battle
American sprinter Tyson Gay, who ran the fastest time ever recorded for
the 100 meter distance. Gay clocked a wind-assisted time of 9.68
seconds on June 30.