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Update: 9/24/12 8:40 a.m.

Sun-Times’ MIke Clark: Column on Powell’s struggle

Mike Powell’s enduring struggle with a life-threatening disease will be featured at 7 p.m. or at 10 p.m. Thursday on a new program on the NBCSports Network (formerly Versus). An original broadcast of the “Sports Illustrated Show” was shown Wednesday night and the program will be re-run many times over the next few days. It might be tricky, but try the Search feature on your DVR.

The program is a video version of SI reporter Chris Ballard’s piece on Powell (pictured right), the longtime Oak Park-River Forest wrestling coach, who was diagnosed with a rare muscular disease after winning the state dual team title a few years ago. The NBC cameras followed Powell on his recent trip to the London Olympic Summer Games to watch former OPRF wrester Ellis Coleman.

An excerpt of the report can be seen below.

Powell photo | DAN LUEDERT-Sun-Times Media

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