Usain Bolt runs 9.98 in Warsaw

Updated: August 23, 2014, 8:14 PM ET
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- Usain Bolt ran a 100-meter race in under 10 seconds for the first time this year, clocking 9.98 for a comfortable victory at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial on Saturday.

[+] EnlargeKarol Zalewski, Usain Bolt, Sheldon Mitchell
AP Photo/Czarek SokolowskiUsain Bolt outran fellow Jamaican Sheldon Mitchell, right, with a season-best time of 9.98.
Bolt's season has been disrupted by a foot injury, and he used the minor meet, held under a roof at Warsaw's National Stadium, as a warmup for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday, his first major European event of 2014.

His only previous races this year were the 4x100 relay with Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month and an exhibition race in Rio de Janeiro last weekend, which he won in 10.06.

On Saturday, he was 0.35 seconds ahead of fellow Jamaican Sheldon Mitchell, who finished second.

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