Agent says Powell was tired at Crystal Palace

By Gary Smith, World-Track MONACO — The poor performance of Asafa Powell at the Aviva London Grand Prix last Friday, where he finished the 100 metres in a very disappointing sixth place was a result of tiredness, his agent Paul Doyle said on Monday. The former world record holder clocked 10.26 seconds to finish behind […]

Campbell-Brown wins 200m in Barcelona

By Mellissa Henry, World-Track Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown shrugged off a slight headwind to win the women’s 200m dash at the 15th ‘Míting Internacional d´Atletisme Ciutat de Barcelona’ in Barcelona on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 22.37seconds in a -0.6m/s headwind to finish ahead of compatriot Simone Facey, who ran 22.87 for second place with American […]

Pittman-Rawlinson out of London GP, doubtful for Berlin

By Glen Andrews, World-Track LONDON — Jana Pittman-Rawlinson’s hunt to defend her 400metres hurdles title at the World Championships in Berlin next month took a step backward, after she suffered a bulging disc in her back, it was reported on Thursday. The Australian who recently returned to competition, following a one year layoff because of […]

Friends for life – Powell says he won't trash talk Bolt

By Gary Smith, World-Track LONDON — Former World 100-metres record holder Asafa Powell says his friendship with Usain Bolt remains solid, despite his fellow countryman’s elevation to becoming one the most famous athletes in track and field. Bolt supplanted Powell as the 100m world record holder last year on his way to blasting to the […]

Bolt says Powell could push him to a world record in London

By Gary Smith, World-Track LONDON — Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes fellow countryman Asafa Powell can push him to a new world record when the Jamaicans clash over 100m in London on Friday. The sprint aces, who were members of the Jamaican 4x100m relay team that shattered a long-standing world record in Beijing last […]

Dibaba to race in London Grand Prix 5000m

By Glen Andrews, World-Track LONDON – Ethiopia’s double Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba will race in the women’s 5,000meters at this weekend’s Aviva London Grand Prix track and field meeting at Crystal Palace. Dibaba, the Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion at the Beijing Olympic Games last summer, will be using the meeting as her final preparation […]

Powell to take on Bolt over 100m in London

By Susan Porter, World-Track LONDON — World bronze medallist and former world record holder Asafa Powell will race against fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt in the 100 metres next Friday at the Aviva London Grand Prix, organisers said on Wednesday. There has been several outstanding meetings leading up to this event, but according to meet director […]

Injured Marvin Anderson will be ready next week

By Gary Smith, World-Track The dark clouds circling around the uncertainty of Marvin Anderson’s fitness for the Aviva London Grand Prix at the end of this month seems to passing on, with managements optimistic he will be ready for the meeting. Anderson pulled out of the 200m at the Lausanne Grand Prix last week after […]

Gay set for London 200m before heading to Berlin

By Susan Porter, World-Track LONDON — Triple world champion Tyson Gay is set to race over 200metres at the Aviva London Grand Prix, his final tune up race before defending his sprint titles in Berlin next month. The American who won both the 100m and 200m at the last IAAF World Championships in Osaka, in […]