Athletics: Games no longer a hurdle for Jackson

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Games no longer a hurdle for Jackson

Britain's 110m hurdles world record holder Colin Jackson had no regrets about missing the Commonwealth Games after beating the world and Olympic champion Allen Johnson, of the United States, at Tokyo's meeting yesterday. "I feel like I've had enough of the Commonwealth Games now. I've won one silver and two golds," said the 31-year-old. "I guess it's for someone else this time." At the same meeting, Ato Boldon, the newly crowned Games 100m champion, enjoyed a fine climax to the season with another victory. The Trinidadian pipped his training partner Maurice Greene, of the United States, and Seun Ogunkoya, of Nigeria, with a time of 10.07sec. "I was coming off a very emotional race two nights ago," Boldon said of the victory in Kuala Lumpur, adding that he had the world record of 9.84sec in his sights. The Commonwealth silver medalist, Frankie Fredericks, of Namibia, was a disappointing fifth in 10.25sec.

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