Bolt easily wins first 100 meter race of the year despite feeling “sluggish” (Video)

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt, taking in his first competitive race since the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, was a winner at a special 100 meters race at the Leme Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bolt, who was running over the distance for the first time this year, took the event in a pedestrian 10.06 seconds to finish ahead of Mark Lewis-Francis of Britain, Jefferson Liberato Lucindo of Brazil and Wallace spearman of the United States.

Jamaican compatriot Schillonie Calvert was a second place finisher in the women’s race behind Brazilian Rosangela Santos who won in 11.33 seconds.

Three-time Olympic medallist Carmelita Jeter was third with fellow American Cleo Vanburen fourth.


Watch Usain Bolt 10.06Downplaying 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.”

The 27 year old was previously in Rio De Janeiro on March 31, 2013 for last year’s edition of the Mano A Mano challenge held on Copacabana Beach where he attempted and failed to break his own record for the 150-meter race during the male Olympian race.

He is next set to compete over 100m at a meet in Warsaw, Poland on August 23 before closing his season on August 28 at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich where he is also down to compete in the 100 meter event.

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