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Powell prevails in 100; Czech sets women's world javelin mark

Updated: September 13, 2008, 1:50 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- Asafa Powell cruised to victory in the 100 meters and Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt won the 400 Saturday at the World Athletics Final, which included a world record in the women's javelin.

With Usain Bolt home in Jamaica celebrating his three Olympic titles and world records, Powell won in 9.87 seconds, far off Bolt's record of 9.69.

Merritt nipped Jeremy Wariner at the finish to win the 400 in 44.50, repeating his victory over his fellow American at the Beijing ...

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