Usain Bolt wins 100-meter race on Rio beach

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Jamaican Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, front, smiles after crossing the finish line of the "Mano a Mano" men's 100m challenge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug.17, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 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 medalist 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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