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2011 world 100-meter champion Yohan Blake ran his fastest time in 10 years in winning his 5th national 100-meter title in a season’s best 9.85 seconds at the National Stadium on Friday.
The 32-year-old announced his return to top form in grand fashion after stopping the clock at 9.86 seconds, finishing ahead of a field of mostly younger challengers.
The title was the athlete’s fifth overall but first since 2019.
“It just goes to show you that you should never give up on yourself,” Blake said following the event.
“Always believe in yourself, trust God, trust your coach and go for it,” he added.
“I’ve been working assiduously all season and it just came together.”
En route to the title, the 32-year-old got the better of 21-year-old Oblique Seville (9.88) and 20-year-old Ackeem Blake third in 9.93.
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