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Athletics: Bolt sets new 100m indoors best time of 9.98sec

Published on Aug 24, 2014 6:52 AM
 
Usain Bolt of Jamaica (C), Poland's Karol Zalewski (L) and Sheldon Mitchell of Jamaica compete in the men's 100m race. Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt set a new best time of 9.98sec for the rarely run 100m indoors at Warsaw's national football stadium on Saturday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WARSAW (AFP) - Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt set a new best time of 9.98sec for the rarely run 100m indoors at Warsaw's national football stadium on Saturday.

The Olympic champion and world record holder eclipsed the previous best mark for the distance of 10.05 set by Namibian Frankie Fredericks in 1996.

The Warsaw stadium had its roof closed for the event.

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