Daniel ?Bakka? Bailey strode to a comfortable second place finish at the Paris Golden League track and field meet at the Stade de France on Friday.
Running in lane six, Antigua & Barbuda?s 100-metre specialist set another national record when he crossed the line in a time of 9.91 seconds. His training partner Jamaica?s Usain Bolt won the event in 9.79 seconds.
Bailey has consistently run under 10 seconds at the international meets this year, setting personal and national records in the process.
He has stated that his major goal this summer is to win the 100-metre race in the 12th Annual IAAF World Track and Field Championships being held in Berlin, Germany from August 15 through 23.
Third place went to another Caribbean national, Jamaican Yohan Blake who finished in a personal best time of 9.93 seconds.
Beijing Olympics 2008 silver medalist Trinidad and Tobago?s Richard Thompson placed fourth in 10.04 seconds.
Churandy Martina (10.17) of the Netherlands Antilles finished ahead of Kim Collins (10.22) of St Kitts-Nevis in seventh and eighth spots, respectively.
Bailey recently received local sponsorship from Global Bank of Commerce and Supreme Security Services which has effectively eliminated his worries over financing and instead has channelled that energy into improving his performance on the international circuit.