Sluggish Bolt wins 100
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Usain Bolt won a 100-metre race on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds today.
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-metre 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.