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Asafa Powell is an enigma. As often as he delights by running fast when least expected, so often he dismays by running poorly when expectations are highest.

Asafa Powell is an enigma. As often as he delights by running fast when least expected, so often he dismays by running poorly when expectations are highest.

That’s the image, at least. From the post-Olympic season of 2004 till the emergence of Usain Bolt in the last year, Powell was the man at 100 metres. He set the world record in 2005, briefly shared it with the now-discredited Justin Gatlin in 1986, and held it on his own through 2007 and into the Beijing Olympic year…..READ MORE

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