And once again, track is in the news for the wrong reasons, falling short of promises the sport’s leaders make about cleaning things up every time the next cycle of doping stories hit.
“This result has left me completely devastated in many respects,” said Powell, who didn’t qualify for individual spots at worlds but could still make Jamaica’s relay team if his positive test doesn’t net a suspension. “I am reeling from this genuinely surprising result. I am confident, however, that I will come out stronger and wiser and better prepared to deal with the many twists and turns of being a professional athlete.”
Associated Press writer David McFadden in Kingston, Jamaica, contributed to this report.