Powell cruises to 9.77 and 9.82 in Rieti

Asafa Powell clocked two more impressive times cruising to 9.77 in his heat of the 100m and then produced his second show of the day by winning the final in 9.82, on the Rieti track where he set his last World record in 2007 (9.74); all this just two days after his clash against Usain Bolt in Brussels.

Powell’s runs were the highlights of a high quality Rieti Grand Prix, which is a meeting as part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour 2008.

The other top memories from a great afternoon and early evening of athletics were provided by: Tirunesh Dibaba, the 5000 and 10,000m Olympic champion, who had to run alone for most of the 5000m crossing in 14:23.46; Tatyana Lebedeva who set a new meeting record in the Triple Jump with 14.94m; Gelete Burka who ran a new African record and world seasonal best in the women’s Mile, 4:18.23.


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