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Bolt wins 150m race to open season

 
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)

Usain Bolt started his season by winning a 150-meter race on a track set up at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Bolt cruised to victory in 14.42 seconds, falling short of the world-best mark of 14.35 he set on the streets of Manchester in 2009. Brazilian Bruno Lins was second in 14.91, ahead of Antigua and Barbuda's Daniel Bailey and Ecuador's Alex Quinones.

After the race under scorching heat on a four-lane track built in the middle of Copacabana beach, Bolt said it was ''definitely a good start for the season.'' He says he's looking forward to coming back to Rio for the 2016 Olympics.

Bolt celebrated by dancing with a few Brazilian dancers after the run, which was an official event supervised by the IAAF.

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