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Usain Bolt leads Jamaicans to 4x100m glory at London's Anniversary Games

Updated: Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 19:46 | Comments

Left to right: Kemar Bailey-Cole, Mario Forsythe, Usain Bolt and Warren Weir of Jamaica pose after winning the men's 4x100m relay at the Anniversary Games
Left to right: Kemar Bailey-Cole, Mario Forsythe, Usain Bolt and Warren Weir of Jamaica pose after winning the men's 4x100m relay at the Anniversary Games

Usain Bolt completed another triumphant appearance at London's Olympic Stadium as he led the Racers Track Club team to success in the 4x100 metres relay in the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.

The sprinter was one of the stars of last summer's Olympics, collecting three gold medals, and he returned to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last night to charge to 100 m success.

Today he added victory in the relay, running the last leg as he and team-mates Mario Forsythe, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Warren Weir streaked to victory.

The quartet recorded a time of 37.74 seconds with France finishing second and Canada third.

Farah claims 3,000m victory
Mo Farah gave the Olympic Stadium crowd another 'Super Saturday' performance as a devastating final lap earned him victory over 3,000m at the Olympic Stadium.

The double London 2012 champion hit the front with around 500m to go and from then on there was no stopping him as he came home in seven minutes 36.85 seconds.

David Moorcroft's 31-year-old British record of 7mins 32.79secs was never on the cards, but the bumper crowd which roared Farah on could not have cared less.

American Ryan Hill finished second, more than five seconds behind the Briton.

Farah said: "It's great to be back. It was a good race and the crowd were great. There're so many people here to support us.

"It's good to be back and win here again, I have so many nice memories of racing here.

"I wanted to make them proud. I'm in great shape, so it's going well for (the World Championships in) Moscow."

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