International sports: Athletics, IAAF Championships

Rieti, Italy (GenevaLunch, by Nick Bates) - Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell broke his own world 100 metre record by winning the heats in 9.74 seconds. Powell appeared to be easing up in the final ten metres. The previous record, held jointly with Justin Gatlin, was 9.77 seconds. Gatlin might lose his record after testing positive for testosterone in April 2007. Details, Telegraph, UK