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Asafa Powell out of Aussie race

Updated: March 31, 2013, 9:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Former world record holder Asafa Powell has withdrawn from Monday's Stawell Gift handicap race in Australia because of a nagging hamstring injury which forced him to pull up during the 100-meter final at the London Olympics.

The Jamaican runner experienced soreness during warm-ups Saturday for the 120-meter race in western Victoria state, his first competitive appearance since London. The 30-year-old was unable to run at full speed and finished third in his heat ...

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