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Powell to miss 100m at Athens meeting

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – World-record-holder Asafa Powell will not compete in the 100 meters at this weekend’s IAAF World Cup in Athens, although his name appears on the event’s latest starting list. «He’s just running the 4×100 meters,» his manager Paul Doyle said. «But they still insist on keeping him on the starting list for some reason. We told them more than a month ago he will run only the relay.» Doyle said Powell’s coach made the decision in May. Powell would have been one of the two-day meet’s top attractions. The 23-year-old Jamaican set his world record of 9.77 seconds in Athens in 2005.