Asafa Powell struggles in 200m win at the Jamaica International Invitational

May 09, 2016, 08:30 IST | AFP

Kingston: Former 100 meter world record holder Asafa Powell flashed across the finish line in 20.45 seconds to win the men's 200m race at the Jamaica International Invitational on Saturday.

Asafa Powell
Asafa Powell

Powell held off a strong field at Kingston's National Stadium and later described the 200m victory as a learning experience. "Honestly I don't remember how to even run the 200m event so this is a work in process," he said. The 33-year-old Powell said he felt good for the first 150m then got tired over the last 50m.

"But I worked hard all week," he added. Powell finished ahead of American Bejee Lee and Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer, who both ran 20.52 seconds. World Championships medalist Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas retained her 200m title with a magnificent run, breaking away from the women's field in the last 60m to win by a massive
margin in a wind-aided 22.14 seconds.

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