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Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell retires

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has retired.

The former 100m world record holder who turned 40th birthday a few days ago, announced his retirement on Sunday on his official twitter page.

In his post, Powell thanked his fans and all those who supported him through out his career.

Powell set a world record of 9.77sec in June 2005 before lowering the mark to 9.74, a record that stood until his compatriot Usain Bolt smashed it in May 2008.

He however ran a final official 100m in May 2021 in Clermont, Florida in 10.07sec

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu