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Thunderstruck! Usain Bolt clocks first sub-10 second time of the season in Monaco

The eight-time Olympic champion won the 100m at the Monaco Diamond League in a time of 9.95 seconds.

Image: Claude Paris

USAIN BOLT HAS recorded his first sub-10 second time of the season, after winning the 100m at the Monaco Diamond League in a blistering time of 9.95 seconds.

In his previous appearances events this season, Bolt struggled to his stride, running a time of 10.03sec in Kingston and 10.06 in Ostrava.

He finally broke the 10-second barrier at his last Diamond League last night, to make a real statement of intent ahead of the World Championships in August.

The 30-year-old finished ahead of America’s Isiah Young (9.98) and Akani Simbine of South Africa (10.02).

Speaking after the race, Bolt said:

“I’m going in the right direction, although there is still a lot of work to do,” he said after running a time that now moves him up to joint seventh on a 2017 world list headed by Christian Coleman of the United States with 9.82.

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“Running sub-10 is always good. It was an exciting race, there was lots of energy.”

The eight-time Olympic champion intends to finish his career at the World Championships in London later this summer, where he will run in the 100m and 4x100m relay.

Additional reporting by AFP

- © AFP, 2017

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