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'This is one of the worst races I've run' - Bolt after New York win

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2015 | 6:32 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports
Bolt: "Its disappointing because I know I have been training well so its tough to explain why it went so badly."

 Usain Bolt battled his determined training partner and a -2.8 wind to win a close 200m at the New York Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League meet inside the Icahn Stadium in Randall's Island, New York.

Bolt, who said ahead of the race that he was looking to go below 20 seconds for the first time this season was clearly disappointed after the event.

"This is one of the worst races I've run, the curve was definitely the worst. I don't know what went wrong, I can't tell you what the problem is but I just have to go back and keep putting in the work.

"It's disappointing because I know I have been training well so it's tough to explain why it went so badly.

With this performance it's likely that I will be competing at the National trials to get some more races in."

The world record holder stopped the clock at 20.29, dipping ahead of Zharnel Hughes, 20.32 and fellow Jamaican Julian Forte, 20.46. Rasheed Dwyer, the Commonwealth champion was sixth in 21.06.