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Powell runs 9.72 in 100 metres at Lausanne

Asafa Powell has run the second-fastest 100 metres ever at the Athletissima Grand Prix meeting in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

This content was published on September 2, 2008 - 21:48

The Jamaican sprinter clocked 9.72 seconds on Tuesday ahead of American Walter Dix in 9.92 and Nesta Carter of Jamaica in 9.98.

His compatriot, Usain Bolt, set the new record of 9.69 in winning the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing last month, while Powell finished fifth in that race.

Another highlight of the Lausanne meeting was Bolt easily winning the 200 metres race in 19.63 seconds.

More than 60 Olympic finalists, including 19 Olympic champions, took part in the event which came just days after the Golden League meeting in Zurich.

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