Usain Bolt narrowly wins 1st race in 9 months



ROME (AP) — World record-holder Usain Bolt has won his first race in nine months, edging former record-holder Asafa Powell to capture the 100 meters in 9.91 seconds at the Golden Gala.

Powell finished in 9.93 on Thursday and European champion Christophe Lemaitre was third in 10.00.

Bolt had not competed since he was beaten by Tyson Gay in Stockholm last August, ending the Jamaican’s two-year unbeaten streak. The triple Olympic and world champion then cut short his season because of back and Achilles’ tendon problems.