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Bolt cruises to 200m win - but says he needs more work before Rio

Fastest man on the planet shakes off injury concerns on his comeback.

Bolt: won comfortably in 19.89.
Bolt: won comfortably in 19.89.
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USAIN BOLT MADE a winning return to the track after recovering from a hamstring injury to win the 200 metres at the London Anniversary Games on Friday.

The 29-year-old, running at the track where he achieved the individual Olympic sprint double and the 4x100m relay for the second time four years ago, eased home ahead of a quality field in a time of 19.89 seconds.

Bolt, who had not run since pulling out of the Jamaican trials last month with a hamstring strain, said he had work to do ahead of the Olympics in Rio next month but was relieved he hadn’t felt a reaction to his injury.

“I’m not fully in shape, I need more work, but I will be fine. The key thing is I came out injury-free so that’s the main thing,” Bolt told the BBC.

“I’m going to take my time and work. I tried to go for the kerb and execute and got some positive answers out of it.”

© AFP 2016

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