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Asafa Powell out of relay at worlds

Updated: September 1, 2011, 7:51 AM ET
Associated Press

DAEGU, South Korea -- Asafa Powell pulled out of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team Thursday because he has not sufficiently recovered from a groin injury.

Powell's agent, Paul Doyle, told The Associated Press it would be too much of a risk for the team if Powell were to pull up lame during the event in which Jamaica is a favorite for gold. The heats are Friday and the final is Saturday.

"He would need to take a few more days to fully recover," Doyle said.

Powell had been running ...

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