3 top sprinters test positive for drugs

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3 top sprinters test positive for drugs

The list reads like a Who’s Who among the world’s best sprinters:

Jamaican Asafa Powell, the former world-record holder at 100 meters.

American champion Tyson Gay, who went out of his way to promote himself as an anti-drug athlete.

Jamaican Sherone Simpson, who has a gold and two silver Olympic medals to her credit.

Word came Sunday that all three had failed drug tests.

“A sad day,’’ one former track official called it - and certainly a day that punctured the myth that the oft-troubled sport has cleaned up its act.

The 30-year-old Powell, whose 100-meter record of 9.74 stood until Usain Bolt beat it in 2008, was calling for an investigation as to how a stimulant called oxilofrine entered his system and caused a positive test at Jamaica’s national championships in June.

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