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Asafa strikes first win since return

BY PAUL REID Observer writer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014    

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Former men's 100m World Record holder Asafa Powell won his first race since his return to competition this year following a drug ban after he topped a modest 100m field at an IAAF World Challenge meeting Grande Premio Brasil Caixa Governo do Pará on Sunday.

In only his third race since his return, Powell clocked a season's best 10.02 seconds (0.6m/s) to beat Americans Marvin Bracey (10.14 seconds) and Dentarius Locke (10.17 seconds).

Earlier in the season, after pulling out of the JAAA National Senior Championships in mid-June and an IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris, Powell had run 10.30 seconds at a meeting in Switzerland, then ran 10.15 seconds a few days later at another meet in Europe, losing on both occasions.

Meanwhile, three-time National Senior Champion Damar Forbes was fourth with a best jump of 7.55m behind three Brazilians as Mauro Vinicius daSilva won with 7.74m.

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