Christie loses, but beats Lewis

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LINFORD CHRISTIE got the better of Carl Lewis for the second time in five days, but the British Olympic champion's private duel with the American world champion was gatecrashed by Lewis's compatriot, Leroy Burrell, who overtook both in the final strides of their 100 metres race in Zurich last night, writes Richard Weekes.

Burrell clocked 10.02sec, the second fastest time in the world this year. Christie was second, 0.01 of a second behind. Jon Drummond beat Lewis out of third place.

But Christie had the satisfaction of seeing off all his rivals for the Stuttgart World Championships - Burrell failed to gain selection for the US team. 'It's disappointing to lose my unbeaten record,' Christie said, 'but it was my fastest time of the year and proved again that I'm in great shape.'

Burrell steals the show, page 34