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Powell wins 100 meters, Wariner takes 400 at Golden Spike meet

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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell won the 100 meters at the IAAF Super Grand Prix Golden Spike meet in 9.85 seconds on Thursday.

Powell ran his second fastest time of the year despite a cold rain. He ran a 9.84 on May 8 in Kingston.

''I was surprised about the time,'' Powell said. ''The weather was so bad.''

Olusiji Fasuba of Nigeria was second in 10.17, and Michael Frater of Jamaica took third in 10.20.

Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner of the United States won the 400 in 45.58 in his first pro meet on European soil.

''It's a good start for me in Europe, my first race here, and I came out with the victory,'' Wariner said.

Leslie Dhjone of France finished second in 45.97, and Davian Clarke of Jamaica was third in 46.00.

Bouabdellah Tahri of France upset Olympic gold medalist Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing first in 8 minutes, 18.12 seconds, ahead of Poland's Radoslaw Poplawski (8:20.25), and Kenya's David Chemweno (8:20.39). Kemboi finished sixth.

Bulgaria sprinter Ivet Lalova won the women's 100 meters in 11.03 seconds, setting a meet record and edging Sherone Simpson of Jamaica (11.07), and Yelena Bolsun of Russian (11.56).

Olympic bronze medalist Sergey Makarov of Russia took the men's javelin with a toss of 88.84 meters, the longest throw in the world this year. Tero Pitkamaki of Finland was second at 83.19, and countryman Esko Mikkola was third at 79.97.

Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic took the triathlon, which included the 110-meter hurdles, long jump and shot put. Sebrle collected 2,615 points, beating Aleksandr Pogorelov of Russia (2,542 points), and Hungary's Attila Zsivoczky (2,341 points).

Olympic shot put champion Yuriy Bilonog won the event with a toss of 20.49 meters, ahead of Slovakia's Mikulas Konopka (20.37), and Olympic bronze medalist Joachim Olsen of Denmark (20.01).

In the men's 400-meter hurdles, Jiri Muzik of the Czech Republic and Ockert Cilliers of South Africa both clocked 48.93 seconds, but the photo finish credited Muzik with the victory.

Also, John Litei of Kenya won the 800 meters in 1:46.16, Brigitte Foster of Jamaica won the women's 100 hurdles in 12.97 seconds, Mateus Inocencio of Brazil took the men's 110 hurdles in 13.51 seconds, Surita Febbraio of South Africa captured the women's 400 hurdles in 56.64 seconds, and Berhane Adere of Ethiopia claimed the women's 5,000 in 15:01.78.


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