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Powell darts to easy Rome victory in first race since groin injury

Updated: July 13, 2007, 6:00 PM ET
Reuters

ROME -- World record holder Asafa Powell made an impressive comeback from injury by winning the 100 meters in 9.90 seconds at a Golden League meeting on Friday.

Powell, who had not raced an individual 100 since suffering a groin injury at the Jamaican national championships on June 23, streaked away from the field in Rome to finish 0.12 seconds ahead of runner-up Derrick Atkins of the Bahamas.

Powell's time was his best of the season and the second best performance of 2007 behind the ...

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