Despite the rain, Bolt blasts 19.59sec in Lausanne

Running in cold and wet conditions, Usain Bolt ran a sensational 19.59 in the 200m to highlight the Athletissima 2009 Super Grand Prix meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In difficult conditions and running into a headwind (-0.9 m/s), the Jamaican “Thunder” Bolt, the triple Olympic champion and World record holder, broke the Athletissima meeting record he shared with Xavier Carter at 19.63 but in totally different conditions.

It was a great night for Jamaican athletics, as Asafa Powell and Shelly Ann Fraser won their respective 100m races, and Golden League Jackpot contender Kerron Stewart impressed in the 200m, all against strong headwinds.

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