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Powell, world's fastest man, wins first 400-meter race

2/17/2007

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- World 100-meter record-holder Asafa
Powell raced to his first victory in the 400 meters Saturday,
finishing in 47.17 seconds in the University of West Indies
Invitational at the National Stadium.

Powell improved on his personal best of 47.46, set in his last
outing at the Queen's/Grace Jackson Invitational at the same venue
on Jan. 27.

Sherone Simpson won the women's race in 52.65, also a personal
best.