Wednesday, February 13, 2008

False Start On Asafa Powell Trip

Maybe mum was right about not running in the house.

The world’s fastest man recently endured a nightmare trip to Sydney. Along the way, he gashed his knee, missed his flight, and lost his luggage en route to Saturday’s grand prix meet in Australia.

"I was running up the stairs at my house, and I fell," said Powell, who suffered the injury while running late for a practice session.

Powell has withdrawn from Saturday’s meet due to receiving stitches. The good news is that he hopes to be ready to run February 21 in Melbourne.

After his let down in the 100-meter world championship final last year in Osaka, we hope this rather bizarre incident isn’t a sign of things to come for his season.

Good luck!

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist

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