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Carter had a 'bad race'

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Nesta Carter

DOHA, Qatar:

Disappointed after running at the back of the pack in the men's 100m at the Doha Diamond League on Friday, Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is eager to get back on track and set things right.

Carter was left in the blocks and could not get himself back in the race, stopping the clock at 10.07 seconds after crossing the line in sixth place behind winner Justin Gatlin, 9.74, Mike Rodgers, 9.96, and Keston Bledman, 10.01.

Carter, who was third at last weekend's Jamaica International Invitational with a time of 9.98 seconds, said he was hoping to once again dip under the 10-second barrier.

"I will have to look at the video and see where exactly I went wrong, but I know I am in good shape. I just had a bad race, so I will just move on to the next one and hope to do better there," said the 2013 World Championships bronze medallist.

"I'm definitely very disappointed about this result. You don't want to come all the way to Qatar and finish at the back, plus I'm not happy about the time either - 10.07 is not what I was hoping for, I wanted another sub-10 second time. I will just have to take this one and move on to the next track meet," said Carter.

- A.L.