• Asafa Powell Runs 60m in 6.49; sets new personal best and world lead

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Former world record holder over 100m Asafa Powell of Jamaica set a new personal best and new world indoor lead in the 60m dash at the Howie Ryan Indoor invitational in Houston Texas on Saturday (12).

The 33-year-old sprint star first clocked a new PB of 6.50 seconds in rounds. Later he improved his personal best and world leading time by 0.01 seconds in the semi finals.  Powell decided to withdraw from the 60m final which was won by Antoine Adams of the United States in 6.58 seconds.

Heat  3 Preliminaries
  1 Asafa Powell                 Unattached              f 6.50Q
  2 Jordon Landburge             Elite Perform             6.86q
  3 Mikael Dawkins            SR UTSA                      6.97q
  4 Darius Birden                Texas Southern            7.05
  5 Brandon Samples              Unattached                7.09
  6 Christopher Jackson       SR Alcorn State              7.28
  7 Fletcher Coates           SR Alcorn State              7.28
  8 Logan Houser              SR Texas-Tyler               7.71
Heat  2 Semi-Finals
  1 Asafa Powell                 Unattached              f 6.49Q
  2 Allister Clarke              Elite Perform             6.76q
  3 Matthieu Pritchett        SR Speed Koncept             6.79q 6.781
  4 Ricky Babineaux              Unattached                6.79  6.789
  5 Charles Jackson Jr           US Express Elite          6.81
  6 Cody Schulz                  Texas State               6.90
  7 OJ Stoneham                  Unattached                6.93
  8 Scott Filip               JR Unattached                6.98  
  1 Antoine Adams                Elite Perform             6.58
  2 Chevaughn Walsh              Elite Perform             6.64
  3 Carlin Isles                 Unattached                6.65
  4 Allister Clarke              Elite Perform             6.69
  5 Mario Burke                  Houston                   6.70
  6 Matthieu Pritchett        SR Speed Koncept             6.76
  7 Cordero Gray                 UTA TC                    6.77
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