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Asafa Powell leads parade of Berlin medallists in Rieti

Fulfilling the promise he made last year, Asafa Powell will return to the track where he set one of his four 100m World records, one of the highlights of Sunday’s (6) Rieti Grand Prix.

In Rieti Powell is targeting his 9.84 seasonal best from the Berlin final. The Jamaican star, who has won four of his five appearances in Rieti, will face his fellow training partners and compatriots Michael Frater and Nesta Carter, who teamed with him in the 4x100m Relay breaking the World record with 37.10 in Beijing.

Reigning Olympic and World champion Shelly Ann Fraser, who clocked 10.73 in Berlin to clock the third fastest time in history, won here last year after taking the Olympic crown and will be looking to score her second consecutive win in the meeting.

She’ll go against the in-form US sprinter Carmelita Jeter who clocked a winning 10.86 in Zürich, and was nearly as fast in Brussels where she dominated the field with a 10.88 performance, a full tenth of a second ahead of Fraser….Read More

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