Powell powered through the line in 9 minutes 81 seconds, ahead of Vicaut. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON
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Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made up for the absence of injured Usain Bolt by storming to double 100-meter glory in the Diamond League meet in Paris Saturday.There was the unusual sight in the women's shot put of seeing double Olympic and four-time world champion Valerie Adams finishing off the podium in fifth, her first loss in almost five years breaking a 56-event winning streak.Another unlikely spectacle was watching American Evan Jager leading a strong field of Kenyans into the final bend of the men's 3,000 steeplechase, only to come a cropper on the final hurdle to allow Jairus Kipchoge Birech in in a world leading 7:58.83 .Wayde Van Niekerk ran a fantastic men's 400, the 22-year-old South African shattering his personal best with an African record of 43.96 to beat Grenada's Olympic champion Kirani James (44.17) into second.Reigning world, African and Commonwealth champion Eunice Sum continued her unbeaten year with a victory in the women's 800 in a world-leading 1:56.99 .
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