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BACK ON TRACK: Usain Bolt

USAIN BOLT reminded everyone why he will be the man to beat at London 2012 with a cracking time at the Jamaican Invitational in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday (May 5).

The Jamaican sprinter set the fastest 100m time of the year after running 9.82 seconds. It was his first race of the season and he had to hold his nerve after two false starts by other competitors, meant the race didn’t commence until the third time of asking.

Bolt had a clean start and was leading the pack after 40m, to achieve his quickest ever time in a season opener.

Following the race, he said: "A couple of false starts can throw you off, but I stayed focused. I don't think my execution was perfect but for my first race it was good. I feel better than last year, so I'm happy."

His time was enough to knock fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake from the top of the rankings, after he ran 9.90 seconds in Jamaica’s UTech Classic three weeks ago.

Bolt, the 100m and 200m Olympic gold medallist, will continue his preparation at the Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic on May 24, where he will face Briton, Dwain Chambers.

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