Usain Bolt won his first 100-meter race of 2014 on Sunday in 10.06 seconds, but the six-time Olympic gold medalist said he was "sluggish" after the race, according to an Associated Press report.
The 27-year-old Jamaican easily beat Britain's Mark Lewis-Francis, Brazil's Jefferson Liberato Lucindo and America's Wallace Spearmon in the race that was on a track at a beach in Rio de Janeiro.
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Bolt, who holds the world record in the 100 and 200 meters, said his time was compromised by "a poor start," and that he expects to do better "in a couple of races."
Rosangela Santos of Brazil won the women's race in 11.33 seconds, beating three-time Olympic medalist Carmelita Jeter of the United States, the AP also reported.
- Chris Mascaro