Mike Powell aims to return to competition

World Long Jump record holder Mike Powell talked eloquently about his role as an IAAF Ambassador on the eve of the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships at the traditional IAAF/LOC Press conference but then dropped a gentle bombshell after he stepped down from the podium.

“I'm aiming to compete again next year. Yes, you heard me right,” said the affable 45-year-old American, whose 1991 World Championships winning leap of 8.95m has yet to be surpassed.

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