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Bolt wins 100 in rainy Toronto

TORONTO, June 12 – World record-holder Usain Bolt won his first 100-meter race since a foot injury suffered in an April car crash, capturing the title at the Festival of Excellence meet here Thursday.USAIN_BOLTRainy conditions kept the Jamaican star from approaching his world record of 9.69 from Beijing, where he also set the 200m world record to win gold, but he took the race at Varsity Stadium in 10.00 seconds.

American Shawn Crawford, the 2004 Olympic 200m champion and runner-up to Bolt at Beijing, finished second in 10.25 seconds with countryman Ivory Williams third in 10.28 seconds.

"It felt good," Bolt said. "I think I should have done a little better. For me it’s all right. I got through it injury-free, so that’s a good thing."

Bolt, 22, crashed his car in a ditch two months ago and required stitches after having a procedure to remove thorns from his left foot as he exited the vehicle.

Bolt, who clocked a wind-aided 9.93 in his first 100m of the season in Jamaica in March, withdrew from a May 2 meet in Kingston after the injury but two weeks later ran the fastest 150m ever in Manchester, England.

Cool and damp conditions had Bolt adopting a conservative pace, fearful of an injury that could threaten his hopes for a starring role at the World Championships in Germany in August.

"That’s the right thing to do," Bolt said. "You’ve got to be very careful because you have a lot of running to do and you can’t manage to get injured at this time of the season.

"I’m kind of used to running in the rain. I prefer not to run in the rain."
The race featured two false starts, the latter disqualifying Jamaica’s Marvin Anderson.

"It threw me off a little bit but not much," Bolt said.

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