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Powell fourth in 400-meter run

JAMAICA'S former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell finished fourth in a rare attempt at 400 meters at the Sydney Track Classic yesterday.

Powell, who is in Australia for two meetings while preparing for August's world championships in Berlin, finished just out of the medals after opting to enter the one-lap race instead of his preferred sprints. Australia's Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker chalked up his seventh straight win this season with a clearance of 5.95 meters, but failed to break his personal best of 6.06 so made no attempt at Sergei Bubka's world record (6.15), which has become his life's goal. Australia's Sally McLellan, a silver medalist in the 100 hurdles at the Beijing Olympics last year, won three events, the hurdles, the 100 sprint and the relay.


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