Rodgers of U.S. wins 100 in 10.06

Updated: May 23, 2010, 12:19 PM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mike Rodgers of the United States has won the 100 meters at the Brazilian Grand Prix by edging Britain's Dwain Chambers.

Rodgers was timed in 10.06 seconds at Joao Havelange stadium on Sunday, finishing 0.05 ahead of Chambers. Lerone Clarke of Jamaica was third, also in 10.11.

Chambers had beaten Rodgers in the 60 at the world indoors in Doha in March, winning his first world title since coming back from a two-year drug suspension in 2006.

Brazil's Fabiana Murer, the women's pole vault winner in Doha, also secured the title in Rio, clearing 15 feet, 7 inches.

World champion Phillips Idowu of Britain won the triple jump with a leap of 57-4 1/4, beating Alexis Copello of Cuba (56-9½) and Jadel Gregorio of Brazil (55-8½).


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