Usain wins Copacabana 150m sprint race in 14.42 secs

31st March 2013 – On a specially constructed track on Copacabana beach Usain Bolt recorded the second fastest time ever to win the Mano a Mano 150m in 14.42 secs.  In hot conditions the 26 year old superstar of T&F enthralled the exuberant Brazilian crowd with his performance, just 0.07 secs off his own world record set in Manchester in 2009..  He got out of the blocks well and as he got into his running moved well clear of his rivals.  Daniel Bailey (ANT) placed 2nd in a personal best 14.88 with Brazilian Bruno Barrios 3rd in 14.91 secs.  ‘It was my first sprint race, definitely a good start for the season,’ Bolt said. ‘I’m looking forward to coming down here in 2016.’