Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Asafa Opens Season with Sub 10 in Belgrade

Jamaican Asafa Powell proved that his knee tendonitis is healed by winning the men's 100m dash at the Artur Takac Memorial meet in Belgrade, Serbia. Powell's season-opening mark of 9.97 overtakes Bahamanian Derrick Atkins' world-best of 9.98 and nudges him to the top of the list.

Kenya's Moses Masai won the men's 5000m run at the same meet, running a world-leading 13:08.80. Masai's time surpasses Mexican Juan Luis Barrios' time of 13:11.37. Countryman Hosea Macharynyang also dipped under Barrios' world-leading time with a 13:09.83.

Jolanda Ceplak of Slovenia won the women's 800m as expected, clocking a 2:00.92, a meet record. Wilfred Bungei of Kenya handily won the men's 800m by 1.04 seconds, winning in 1:45.50.

Complete Results for the meet can be found here.

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