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Lightning strikes as Usain Bolt storms to world championship gold

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the 100 meters final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Lightning fast Usain Bolt took back the world title in the 100 meters on Sunday, crossing the finish line at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

Bolt, the six-time Olympic champion, won in 9.77 seconds with a slight headwind, his slowest time ever in a major championship final but his fastest time this year. Justin Gatlin took silver in 9.85 seconds and Bolt's fellow Jamaican Nesta Carter earned bronze in 9.95 seconds.

Agence France-Presse photographer Olivier Morin captured the striking shot as Bolt slowed down about 30 meters after crossing the finish line.

“At this moment when I saw the lightning, I thought it’s kind of special photo,” Morin said in an interview with NBC Sports. “A good photo. But I underestimated the reaction of this picture.”

Read the full interview with Morin and learn about how he was able to capture the shot on one of his 5 remote cameras.

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(L-R) USA's Mike Rodgers, Jamaica's Nesta Carter, Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, USA's Justin Gatlin, Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade, France's Christophe Lemaitre and Great Britain's James Dasaolu take part in the 100 meters final .

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Bolt strikes a familiar pose with his national flag after the race.