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Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) sprints to win ahead of the competition in the men's 200 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 20, 2009. Bolt won the race with a new world record time of 19.19 seconds. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (GERMANY SPORT ATHLETICS)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica broke his own world record in the 200 meters  at the World Championships in Berlin 2009 on Thursday.

He broke the record by just over a tenth of a second off the mark he set when he won in the 200m in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. His mark this time: 19.19 seconds.

Bolt also broke his own world record in the 100 meters dash by 11 tenths of a second last Sunday with a time of 9.58 seconds at the championships.

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses next to an electronic time board as he celebrates winning the men's 200 metres during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 20, 2009. Bolt won the race in a time of 19.19 seconds to set a new world record. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY)

Panama's Alonso Edward claimed the silver with 19.81 seconds and U.S. runner Wallace Spearmon got the bronze medal with 19.85 seconds.

The championship finals will take place on Sunday.

Watch the race below: