- Associated Press - Saturday, May 17, 2014

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Former world champion Yohan Blake failed in a bid to break training partner Usain Bolt’s 150-meter world best at the Manchester CityGames on Saturday.

Blake timed 14.71 seconds, only the third fastest over the non-Olympic distance, and well behind Bolt’s 14.35 in 2009, and Walter Dix’s 14.65 in 2011.

Blake, the 2011 world 100 champ, blamed the lack of a proper warmup area for not being quicker.

“I feel I could have got that record today, but I just had to make sure I came away injury-free,” the Jamaican said. “There just wasn’t anywhere to warm up.”


The Olympic 100 and 200 silver medalist hinted he will attempt the double at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, in July.