Sprints Preview – IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final

Since their own impressive performances have been overshadowed by the historic exploits of Usain Bolt – and who hasn’t been over the past two seasons? – it’s easy to forget that American Tyson Gay and Jamaican Asafa Powell are the second and third fastest men in history. And the pair’s sixth face-off of the year will obviously be the focus of the men’s 100m on Saturday.

The women’s 100 has been primarily dominated by two women, with a third just a step behind, and more recently, a step ahead.

Shelly-Ann Fraser showed yet again that she is ready to run when it matters most. The surprise Olympic champion last year delivered big in the Berlin final with a lifetime best and world-leading 10.73 to edge Kerron Stewart, who matched her own career best of 10.75….Read More

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