Asafa Powell
Asafa Powell

Jamaica’s former World 100m champion Asafa Powell said he will not run beyond 2018.

Powell, who has broken the 10-second barrier more times than anyone else – 98 times – has ruled out the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

“I am not thinking about 2020 right now, the farthest I will be going is 2018, maybe the Commonwealth Games and that’s where I see myself, just two years and not 2020,” said Powell, who is in the city as the brand ambassador for Sunday’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon’s (ADHM).

The 33-year-old held the 100-metre world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds.


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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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