Asafa Powell

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Asafa Powell announced at the beginning of the month that he was going to be out for a few weeks due to tendonitis. Just over 3 weeks later, he has run what is currently the fastest 100 meters in the world so far this year.

World record holder Asafa Powell won the 100 meters Tuesday with the fastest sprint in the world this year. Powell led from start to finish to clock 9.97 seconds in his season-opening return from a bout with knee tendinitis at the Artur Takac Memorial meet.

It is good to see that he is back on his feet and has managed to avoid gaining any rust. Having had tendonitis in my knee before, I can sympathize with what he had to go through. Hopefully the tendonitis was not very bad, because he has bounced back quickly and is pretty close to top form. We may even see a new record out of him later in the season.

(Source: ESPN)