Powell hopes to stay healthy

2013-04-13 07:55
Asafa Powell (AFP)

Johannesburg - Asafa Powell is hoping to stay healthy this season and finally shed the label of "best sprinter never to win at a major meet," which has trailed him around the track for years.

The former world record-holder in the 100m has gone under 10 seconds more than anyone in history, including fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt.

But health has held Powell back. It seems he's always dealing with a balky hamstring or nagging groin ailment, like the one that caused him to pull up in the 100 at the London Games last summer.

Sometimes, Powell just can't help but wonder what he might have accomplished had he stayed healthy.

He will try again for his first individual title at a major event this August at the world championships in Moscow.

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