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It was one year ago that he owned the world record. This year Usain Bolt is the 100-meter record holder and Asafa Powell ran 9.77 in the qualifying round and despite a poor start won the finals in 9.82. Another Jamaican, Michael Frater 9.98 ahead of Travis Padgett (10.10) of the U.S. was fifth place.
Nick Symmonds of the Oregon Track Club took sixth in the 800-meters in 1:45.33.Bernard Lagat was back to his winning ways. He covered the 1,500-meters in 3:32.75.
The Jamaicans took 1-2 in the women’s 100-meters. Olympic champ Shelly Ann-Fraser 11.06, and Kerron Stewart (11.11), Carmelita Jeter (11.12), and MeLisa Barber (11.21).
By Jay Hicks.