By Dwayne Simpson
Current world leader Tyson Gay and training partner Steve Mullings, the second quickest man this season, will face-off over 100-metres at the adidas Grand Prix, the sixth stop on the IAAF Diamond League series – in New York on Saturday afternoon.
Another exciting race is on the cards and UniversialSports.com will have live streaming coverage online.
American Gay leads the world with a sparkling time of 9.79 seconds, while Mullings’ best this year is also his career best of 9.80secs, achieved at the Prefontaine Classic last week.
Also in the strong line-up are Richard Thompson, Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic silver medallist and last year’s winner, fellow countryman Keston Bledman and Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade, who have all gone faster than 10-seconds this season.
Also on the chart for the meeting are LJ Van Zyl in the men’s 400m hurdles, Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who will match strides in the women’s 200m, as well as Great Britain’s Phillips Idowu and Teddy Tamgho from France – in the men’s Triple Jump.
World champion Blanka Vlasic makes her first ever High Jump appearance on American soil, Jamaica’s 800m specialist Kenia Sinclair steps up to race over 1500m, while American Jeremy Wariner seeks a winning form over 400m and Abubaker Kaki tackles reigning World 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi of South Africa in the men’s 800m.