British sprinter goes faster than Bolt this year

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2013, 14:33 PM IST

Birmingham: British sprinter James Dasaolu clocked 9.91 seconds at the Sainsbury`s British Championships here, going faster than world record holder Usain Bolt who ran 9.94 sec in this year’s world 100-metre rankings.

Dasaolu is now placed fourth in the rankings behind Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Justin Gatlin and a place ahead of Bolt. Dasaolu also becomes the second fastest runner in British history only behind Linford Christie, who ran 9.87 at the world championships in Stuttgart in 1993.

"It`s good to finally crack that magical number of sub-10 and to do it in Britain means so much to me, in front of a home crowd." the soft spoken athlete was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

The 25-year-old set the record time in the semi-final Saturday but later pulled out of the final as a precaution after cramping his left calf.

Dwain Chambers won the final in 10.04 seconds and secured a place in the world champions which will be in Moscow next month.

IANS