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Blake eyes Commonwealth Games double

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Monday, May 19, 2014

LONDON - Jamaica's 2011 100m world champion Yohan Blake has said he could run in both the 100 metres and 200 metres at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Blake failed to beat compatriot and training partner Usain Bolt's world best for the rarely-raced 150 metres on a temporary track laid over Manchester's Deansgate on Saturday but still won in 14.71 seconds.

The 24-year-old blamed the lack of a proper warm-up area for failing to get closer to Bolt's mark of 14.35secs or American Walter Dix's 14.65secs, although Blake's time was still the third quickest recorded over the distance.

Afterwards Blake, the double Olympic silver medallist, said he would probably compete in both the 100m and 200m in Glasgow where the track programme in the multi-sport Commonwealth Games, an event mainly for countries once ruled by the British Empire, starts on July 27.

"I haven't chosen (my events) yet," Blake said. "I'm just waiting to talk to my manager and my coach when I get back, but I will probably double up."

Reflecting on his Manchester run, he added: "I feel I could have got that record today, but I just had to make sure I came away injury-free.








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