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Dasaolu: I couldn't give any more
James Dasaolu felt he gave it all he could in his first 100m World Championship final in Moscow yesterday.
The 25-year-old Croydon Harrier sprint sensation and Team GB representative will not be ashamed of his achievement despite finished eighth in 10.21 seconds on a rain-drenched Luzhniki Stadium track.
He went under 10 seconds for the second time this season in his semi-final heat by posting an impressive 9.97.
But there was no surprise about the winner as Jamaica's Usain Bolt regained the 100m world title after posting 9.77, while American Justin Gatlin claimed silver with 9.85 and Nesta Carter third in 9.95.
“I got to 50 or 60 metres but then they just started to run away from me,” said Dasaolu.
“I think the semi-final took it out of me but I made it through three rounds and I’m happy that I’m injury free and I can continue with the rest of the season.
“My build-up wasn’t the best, yesterday was my first time coming out of blocks so I knew I’d be a bit rusty.
“I didn’t have all the training behind me so it certainly took a lot out of me and my body didn’t have enough to give come the final.
“But I gave it all my best and just ran out of energy for the last 20 or 30 metres.
“This was my first year going under 10 seconds and hopefully I can build on this.”
Dasaolu will be hoping to claim a medal on the final day this Sunday when he teams up with the rest of his British 100m colleagues in the 100m relay.
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