WARSAW - 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 (9.58s) 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. Bolt, in action as preparation for Zurich's Diamond League meeting next week, said: "Above all I wanted to get through this season without any injury as I've suffered enough over the past few years. Over the next meetings starting with Zurich I'm hoping to run ever quicker."

Bolt received various gifts after his win over his compatriot Sheldon Mitchell and American Trell Kimmons, among them pictures of his 28th birthday celebrations in Warsaw on Thursday. Bolt had only run his first 100m of the year in an exhibition race on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach on August 17 in a time of 10.6sec.

But Jamaican sprint superstar has brought his abbreviated season to a close after just three races, organisers of the Diamond League final in Zurich announced on Sunday. "After his 9.98 seconds performance in Warsaw last night Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 competition season and will not compete in the 100m in the IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich," organisers said in a statement.

Magyar added: "Usain's body has delivered tremendous performances over the last years. But it is a body and not a machine. If an athlete of that level and his coach feel more rest is needed, we are certainly not going to question this and fully support this decision."

The premature end to Bolt's season means the Jamaican has competed in just three races. Bolt had only run his first 100m of the year in an exhibition race on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach on August 17 in a time of 10.6sec before turning out in Warsaw on Saturday.

His last competitive individual appearance at the 100m came in Brussels last year while at last month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow he was part of the victorious Jamaican 4x100m relay team. Bolt is set on competing in his final Olympics in Rio in 2016 before calling time on his career in 2017 after the world championships.