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    Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake

    At the end of the action at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, all the talk was already about how quickly Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake will run in the 200m final on Thursday, and I think the world record is going to go.

    The general assumption is that Bolt is going to run away from Blake, but the 22-year-old has pulled up in the last 20 metres and still managed to run 20 seconds flat.

    The way I saw his semi-final, Blake could have comfortably run 19.5 and he was not even looking to run at full pelt at any stage of the race.

    Bolt looked slightly better, perhaps, but the two Jamaican superstars

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