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Usain Bolt, feeling ‘sluggish,’ wins 100-metre race in Rio

Usain Bolt won a 100-meter race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday.

Cruised to victory in 10.06 seconds

Usain Bolt, pictured here at the Commonwealth Games in early August, won a 100-metre race in Rio on Sunday. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Usain Bolt won a 100-meter race on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday.

Bolt cruised to victory on a four-lane standard running track set up on Leme beach. The Jamaican easily beat Mark Lewis-Francis of Britain, Jefferson Liberato Lucindo of Brazil and Wallace Spearmon of the United States.

Downplaying his win, Bolt said he felt "sluggish" and that his final time was compromised by "a poor start." He expects to do better "in a couple of races."

It was Bolt's first 100-meter race of the year.

Brazilian Rosangela Santos won the women's race in 11.33 seconds, beating Jamaican Schillonie Calvert and three-time Olympic medallist Carmelita Jeter of the United States, who holds the second-fastest time in history with 10.64. Fellow American Cleo VanBuren finished fourth.

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