100 Meter World Record Broken

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  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    ATHENS, Greece — Asafa Powell, of Jamaica, set a world record in the men's 100 meters Tuesday, clocking 9.77 seconds at the Tsiklitiria Super Grand Prix meeting.

    Powell, who finished fifth at the 2004 Athens Games, shaved one hundredth of a second off Tim Montgomery's record of 9.78 set in Paris in 2002.

    Montgomery's record already was at risk because he faces doping charges. The previous record was 9.79 set by Maurice Greene in Athens in 1999.

    Powell, 22, already had the world's fastest time this year, a run of 9.84 seconds at the Jamaica International Invitational on May 8. He also ran a 9.85 on June 9 in the Czech Republic.

    "I'm very happy that ... I achieved this performance," Powell said after the race at the Olympic Stadium. "I knew I could break the world record and I am very happy I succeeded."
  2. CanadianCowboysFan

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    Carl Lewis, Ben Johnson, Tim Montgomery all world record holders and known druggies. No mere coincidence there I am sure ;)
  3. jem88

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    No athlete has had a harder time of it than Ben Johnson. That hypocrite Carl Lewis was all over Johnson after he tested positive, only for it be revealed years later that Lewis himself, had tested positive previously. In fact, the only sprinting achievement I take seriously is Donovan Bailey's, since after the Ben Johnson debacle, Canada has been very stringent in its drug testing. Any wonder we've fallen off the Olympic map?
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

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    You mean we were on it once? ;)

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