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Nesta Carter says he needs a ‘lot more work’

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 6:00 AM

BIRMINGHAM, England:

DESPITE COMING home fourth in the final of the 100m final, Nesta Carter was not too downcast as he left the Birmingham Diamond League meeting.

American Marvin Bracy took the honours in a personal-best 9.93 seconds, while Carter could only manage 10.00 for fourth.

Great Britain's Adam Gemili (9.97) and Michael Rodgers in the same time were the men who immediately followed the winner home.

In his heat, Carter had recorded 10.09 seconds to qualify for the final in front of a near capacity Alexander Stadium.

After qualification for the final, Carter told The Gleaner: "I'm happy with that run. I love running in England.

"England has a lot of Jamaicans who always come out and support us."

The Jamaican sprint star was one of the class acts in the short sprint. Carter has been a success as part of his nation's 4x100m relay team, taking gold and setting successive world records at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2011 World Championships and 2012 London Olympics.

However, he was not able to stamp any authority on the finalists in what was the fifth league of the prestigious invitational meetings.

After the final, Carter confessed: "I wanted to break 10 seconds, but I'll settle for what I've done. I've got to put in a lot more work.

"I'm still on track for the World Championships, so I am not too worried."