Powell, 9.96 and 9.98 in Oslo – IAAF Golden League

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    Two sub-10 runs for Powell

    When joint World 100m record holder Asafa Powell floated gracefully to a 9.96 second clocking to win the first of three qualifying 100m heats with the assistance of a +1.6m/s wind, it looked like we would be in for something very special in the final. While USA’s Olympic 200m champion Shawn Crawford (10.01; +1.6m/s) in the second and Marc Burns in the third heat (10.11; +0.5m/s) were really stretching to clock their victories, Powell looked effortless in his opener. The surprise non-qualifier for the final was the new African record holder Olu Fasuba, who finished fourth in 10.19 in the third race.

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