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Powell to run in heat one of 100m, Bolt in heat seven

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2015 | 8:19 AM

An administrative error will see only three Jamaican men facing the starters in the marquee event of the 15th IAAF World Championships at 6:20 a.m.

National 100m champion Asafa Powell will be the first up in heat one where he will run out of lane one.

The World Championships bronze medalist, who has the most sub-10 clockings in history, comes in with a season best of 9.81.

Nickel Ashmeade, who was second to Powell at the National Senior Trials in June with a season best of 9.91, will run out of lane two in heat two.

Defending world champion and record holder Usain Bolt will line up in the seventh and final heat where he will run out of lane six.

Bolt, who has had a rough season so far, will come in with a modest season best by his standard of 9.87.

Nesta Carter was to have been Jamaican’s fourth competitor as replacement for the injured Kemar Bailey-Cole.The IAAF, however barred Cater from competing, as he was not entered as a 100m reserve athlete.