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"It's always great to get back your title."

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (L) wins the100 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 11, 2013. Bolt timed a season's best 9.77 seconds, with American Justin Gatlin claiming silver in 9.85sec and Nesta Carter, also of Jamaica, taking bronze in 9.95sec. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Take a close look. Can you spot why this picture of Usain Bolt winning the 100 meter finals at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow is so incredible?

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (L) wins the100 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 11, 2013. Bolt timed a season's best 9.77 seconds, with American Justin Gatlin claiming silver in 9.85sec and Nesta Carter, also of Jamaica, taking bronze in 9.95sec. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Yeah, that's right: Bolt won the race in the rain, and a lightning bolt just happened to strike as he was winning the race.

You can't make this stuff up.

Bolt blew by Justin Gatlin with about 30 meters to go and never glanced back. He also didn't even crack a smile when he crossed the finish line because this took a lot more work than the world's fastest sprinter usually needs.

Gatlin was second and Bolt's Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter took third.

Of all Bolt's titles, this one will have a special meaning, considering he false-started two years ago in the final to lose his crown.

Now, it's his again.

"It's always great to get back your title," said Bolt, who won in 9.77 seconds. "I'm happy with myself I got it done."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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