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Bolt's record breaking run in pictures

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  • Usain Bolt sets a new world record time of 9.58 for the men's 100m
  • The new mark is set as the Jamaican wins gold at the World Championships
  • Second place American runner Tyson Gay sets new national record of 9.71
  • The 22-year-old now has sights set on faster time of 9.40 seconds
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(CNN) -- Olympic champion Usain Bolt smashed his own record to end the reign of 100-meter title-holder Tyson Gay at the World Championships in Berlin on Sunday night.


The Jamaican clocked an incredible 9.58 seconds to surpass the 9.69 he set in winning gold at the Beijing Games last year, with Gay finishing second after setting an American record of 9.71.

Former world record-holder Asafa Powell clinched a second medal for Jamaica as he finished third in 9.84. The race had been billed as the highlight of the championships, with Gay returning to form this year after failing to make the Olympic final.

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