WATCH: Bolt breaks 10 second record for first time in 2017

IAAF Diamond League Herculis meeting - 100m Men - Louis II Stadium, Monaco - July 21, 2017. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in action. Photo: REUTERS / Eric Gaillard

MONACO –  Eight-times Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the first time this year as he narrowly won the 100 metres at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.


The Jamaican was slow out of the blocks, just as he was in his last race in Ostrava last month, and never managed to put a big gap between him and the field.


He won in 9.95 seconds, three hundredths of a second ahead of American Isiah Young. South Africa's Akani Simbine was third in 10.02.

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Before the meeting, Bolt went to Germany to have treatment on back issues that have troubled him for years. It was his last outing before next month's world championships in London where he will race in the 100 metres and 4x100m relay.



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