Asafa wins in France

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former World Record holder Asafa Powell continued his preparation for the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Trials after he ran 10.05 seconds into a strong head wind of negative 2.4 metres per second to win the 100m at a regional meet in Marseille, France Saturday.

The time broke the six-year-old record of 10.17 seconds set by Dwaine Chambers of Great Britain in 2009.

Wilfried Koffi of Ivory Coast was second in 10.29 seconds and Lethoso’s Mesito Lehata was third in 10.30 seconds just ahead of France’s Christophe Lemaitre 10.31 seconds. Winston Barnes was seventh in 10.48 seconds.

Meanwhile, Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson were second and third respectively in the women’s 100m behind Ivory Coast’s Marie Jose Ta Lou who ran 11.32 seconds.

Stewart ran 11.34 seconds and Simpson had a season’s best 11.42 seconds.

Paul Reid


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