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Asafa calls time on track career


(Jamaica Gleaner) Olympian Asafa Powell has officially announced his retirement from track and field.

Powell, who last competed in May of 2021, according to World Athletics, took to social media today, closing the chapter on a career spanning almost two decades, while at the same time celebrating his 40th birthday this week.

“Was a great week of celebrating my birthday and officially putting down my spikes, opening a new chapter in my life,” Powell tweeted.

Powell holds the record of having the most sub-10-second 100-metre performances in history, the last coming in September 2016.

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