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'X-Man' targets Birmingham boost

by BBC Sport (U3702819) 16 February 2007
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Sprint star Xavier Carter is aiming for a fast start to his first full season as a professional when he races at the Norwich Union Grand Prix on Saturday.

The 21-year-old American - who clocked world-class times at 100m, 200m and 400m in 2006 - is running the 400m at the National Indoor Arena.

Carter stormed to international prominence last summer with a breathtaking display at the Super Grand Prix meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In only his second race outside of America, Carter won the 200m in 19.63 seconds, a time for the distance only bettered by Michael Johnson's extraordinary 19.32 at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

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Does Carter have what it takes to become one of the greats? Have you seen him run? Will he break a world record in his first full season?

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posted Feb 19, 2007

I pray he doesn't turn out to be just another "juiced-up" BALCO kid.

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