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Track and Field: Bolt runs 4th fastest 200 in history

DAEGU, South Korea -- Even with the 200 meters already won, Usain Bolt gritted his teeth and dipped his 6-foot-5 frame at the line. He proved his point. The Jamaican may have clowned around before the race and renewed his antics afterward, but fo...

200m race
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (right) crosses the finish line as (from second right) USA's Walter Dix, France's Christophe Lemaitre, Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure, Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade, Brazil's Bruno de Barros, and Trinidad's Rondel Sorrillo, compete in the Men's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea on Saturday. (David Azia / Associated Press)

DAEGU, South Korea -- Even with the 200 meters already won, Usain Bolt gritted his teeth and dipped his 6-foot-5 frame at the line.

He proved his point.

The Jamaican may have clowned around before the race and renewed his antics afterward, but for 19.40 seconds Saturday at the world championships, he was all business. And when he's this serious, he's impossible to catch.

"I am still the best," he said. "It was beautiful."

Bolt stayed an instant longer in the starting blocks, clearly not wanting to false start as he did in the 100 final, when he was disqualified. His slow start hardly mattered. He quickly passed the competition around the curve. From there, it was simply a matter of what his time would be. He didn't let up, huffing and puffing all the way.

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It wasn't near his world record of 19.19, but it was the fourth fastest in history.

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