Athletics - Beach boy Bolt wins Copacabana 100m

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Athletics - Beach boy Bolt wins Copacabana 100m
Jamaican sprinter and Olympic multi-champion Usain Bolt waves after winning an exhibition race at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 17, 2014. Bolt on Sunday won a 100m race on a track set on the sands of Copacabana beach timing 10.06 seconds. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (AFP Photo/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA)

- Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt won his first 100m of 2014 in an exhibition race run on Rio's iconic Copacabana beach, two years out from the 2016 Olympics.

The Jamaican superstar won in 10.6sec although he had predicted a sub-10sec time on Friday.

Britain's Mark Lewis Francis (10.42sec) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44sec) shared the podium with Bolt who, after an injury-hit season, was running his first 100m since Brussels in September last year when he won in 9.80sec.

"I had a poor start but I regained some of my poise later in the race," Bolt told TV Globo.


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