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10 perfect images of Usain Bolt beating Justin Gatlin

9.79 never looked so good.

IT’S ALWAYS A pulsating event to see in motion. It’s over in a flash, but the power put on the floor by the world’s fastest men always leaves a residue that lasts infinitely longer than the race itself.

In Beijing today, Usain Bolt overcame the challenge of two-time convicted drug cheat and 2015′s fastest man, Justin Gatlin. Here’s how it looked.

After 100 hard metres, there’s not much to choose between them

China Athletics Worlds Source: Mark Schiefelbein

The two pre-race favourites were separated by 0.01 seconds

China Athletics Worlds Source: David J. Phillip

Across the line, and Gatlin looks like he’s taken it…

China Athletics Worlds Source: Lee Jin-man

But Bolt is eyeing up the results on the board

China Athletics Worlds Source: Darron Cummings

Americans to the left, Americans to the right

China Athletics Worlds

Jennifer Bolt knows who the champ is

China Athletics Worlds Source: David J. Phillip

A winning time of 9.79, SMILE!

China Athletics Worlds Source: Kin Cheung

A trademark celebration while Gatlin settles for silver

China Athletics Worlds Source: David J. Phillip

The fastest man in history

China Athletics Worlds Source: David J. Phillip

Still number one

China Athletics Worlds Source: Lee Jin-man

Watch Usain Bolt’s thrilling World Championship win over Justin Gatlin

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