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Asafa Powell celebrates his new world record clocking 9.77 seconds in the 100 meters.
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ATHENS (CP) - Asafa Powell set a world record in the men's 100 metres Tuesday, registering 9.77 seconds at the Tsiklitiria Super Grand Prix meeting.

The Jamaican, who finished fifth in 9.94 at the 2004 Athens Games on the same track, 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 on the Athens track 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. His run Tuesday came with a tailwind of 1.6 metres per second, well below the legal limit of 2.0.

"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."

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Now if only he could refrain from choking when it really matters
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Now if only he could refrain from choking when it really matters
don't be ing my Jamaican brother OK?

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Awesome.

Saw it on TV yesterday.

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What goes on in that country that all the young men grow up being able to run so fast at the sound of gunfire?

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Wowwwww a very impressive feat. congrats Jamaica !!!!!!
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What goes on in that country that all the young men grow up being able to run so fast at the sound of gunfire?
why don't you go to Kingston and find out?

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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The world is good again

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place your bets on when he gets done for drugs
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place your bets on when he gets done for drugs
how negative you are... at least Tim Montgomery's record is out of the books... now if any sprinter of the recent years was on dope, it's him! or what about Maurice 'The Tongue' Greene?

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how negative you are... at least Tim Montgomery's record is out of the books... now if any sprinter of the recent years was on dope, it's him! or what about Maurice 'The Tongue' Greene?

Congrats to Asafa!

well given the past few years in world athletics, its hard not to be cynical
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place your bets on when he gets done for drugs
i've always had my suspicions about the Australian cricket team. every last man

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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b_G, it's sad that this young guy has to has doubtful eyes cast on him because of what those before him have done with performance enhancing drugs. Powell could be as a clan as a whistle for all we know. And I hope he is.

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Yeah and in the same competition my country man(who i adore)Marian Opreawon the truipesalt competition

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