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Blake serves warning to Bolt with 100m win

World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake stormed to the second fastest time in the world this year to win the 100 metres at the Cayman Invitational here.

The 22-year-old clocked 9.84 seconds on Wednesday night to finish ahead of fellow Jamaican Michael Frater (10.05) and Trinidadian Keston Bledman (10.06), who were second and third respectively.

Blake's time comes just a week after Olympic 100m champions and World record holder Usain Bolt clocked a world-leading 9.82 at the JN Invitational in Kingston last weekend.

'Just the other day I was telling Usain that I am going to come out here to show him something, because we are friends like that,' said Blake, who ran a world-leading 19.91 seconds at the same meet in Jamaica.

'I just came out here tonight to execute my race properly, even though there are things to work on, but the race was good overall.'

Blake has installed himself as one of the main rivals to Bolt ahead of the London Olympics later this year, following outstanding performances last season.

Meanwhile, Jamaican Novlene Williams-Mills racked up her second win in a week when she took the women's 400 metres.

The 32-year-old, who clocked a world-leading 49.99 last weekend in Kingston, posted 50.35 to beat Canadian Jenna Martin (51.69) and American Keshia Baker (51.73).

Bahamian Chris Brown took the men's equivalent in a time of 45.14 while countryman Ramon Miller (45.48) finished second and Jamaican Ricardo Chambers, third in 45.87.

Former World sprint hurdles champion Ryan Brathwaite could only finish fourth as emerging star Hansle Parchment of Jamaica won that event in a time of 13.31 seconds.

American Joel Brown was second in the same time while countryman David Payne finished third in 13.41. Barbadian Brathwaite clocked 13.47 seconds.

Meanwhile, World champion Carmelita Jeter emphasised her great early season form as she won the 100 metres in 11.04 seconds.

Only last weekend at the JN Invitational, the American clocked a world-leading 10.81 seconds to win the contest in Kingston.
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