LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Usain Bolt clocked 19.58 seconds to win the 200 meters at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting on Thursday, after training partner Yohan Blake matched Tyson Gay as the second-fastest man in the world.
Bolt ran the fastest 200 ever on the speedy Lausanne track, yet was almost overshadowed by his younger friend and rival.
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Blake timed 9.69 to win the 100 and become the joint second-fastest man in history, trailing only Bolt. Gay of the United States also has a legal best of 9.69.
Blake, the two-time Olympic silver medalist behind Bolt, had to cope with a slight headwind as he shaved .06 off his previous best.
Bolt had 1.4 meters per second wind assistance, but finished 0.26 behind his Olympic gold medal-winning time.