Usain Bolt sets fastest time of the season in Monaco

Usain Bolt
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Olympic champion Usain Bolt recovers from a poor start to claim victory at a Diamond League meeting.

Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt ran his fastest time of the season to claim victory at the Diamond Grand Prix meeting in Monaco last night.

The 24-year-old started poorly and after 40m was behind fellow Jamaican Nesta Campbell, before finishing strongly to clock 9.88 seconds.

"It was not the best start, but I executed well overall," Bolt said.

"My last 60m have improved dramatically. I need to work on my reaction time, but I've been doing great in training, so I'm just focusing and I feel ready.

"My aim this season is to run 9.7, maybe 9.6. For me, this year it's about building myself and go into the Olympic season fit and ready. London [2012] is the key."

There are four Diamond League meetings remaining this season, with the competition heading to London on August 5.