Asafa Powell
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"100 m": 9.72 s (Lausanne, 2008)

"200 m": 19.90 s (Kingston 2006)

"400 m": 45.94 s (Sydney 2009)

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"Asafa Powell", Order of Distinction/CD (born 23 November 1982) is a Jamaican Sprint (running)/sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He held the Men's 100 metres world record progression/100 metres world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s being the fifth fastest time in the history of the event. As of October 2012, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier legally more times than anyone else – 84 times.

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