Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Newsflash!! Asafa Powell runs 9.72 - second-fastest time ever
Asafa Powell runs 9.72 _ second-fastest time ever _ in 100 meters at Lausanne
By Associated Press
3:09 PM EDT, September 2, 2008
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) _ Asafa Powell ran the second-fastest 100 meters in the world, clocking 9.72 seconds at the Athletissima Grand Prix meeting on Tuesday.
Powell clocked 9.72 seconds Tuesday to equal the old world record set by fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt in New York last May.
Bolt set the record of 9.69 in winning the Olympic gold medal at Beijing last month. Powell was fifth in that race.