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Powell posts fastest time of year in 100 meters

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Asafa Powell ran the fastest 100 meters
in the world this year Saturday, winning the Jamaica International
in 9.95 seconds.

Powell, who holds the world record of 9.77, says he is fully
recovered from a groin injury that kept him out of competition for
nearly a year. He's eagerly anticipating a race with Olympic
champion Justin Gatlin later in the season.

"I'm looking forward to that and running even faster times,"
Powell said.

Trinidad and Tobago's Marc Burns was second in 10.22.

American Lashinda Demus won the women's 400 hurdles in a
season-best 54.20, and Kerron Clements, also of the United States,
won the men's 400 in 48.95, beating Jamaicans Dean Griffiths and
Danny McFarlane.

Debbie Ferguson of the Bahamas pulled away from the field to win
the women's 100 in 11.28, ahead of American Muna Lee (11.32) and
Jamaica's Muna Lee (11.37).