Asafa wants world record

Asafa Powell aims to reclaim the
100m world record, which stands at 9.58 seconds from Usain Bolt.

Powell will meet American rival
Tyson Gay in two races in Britain this summer in his quest to break Bolt’s
mark.

“Myself and Tyson are clearly the
two who are going after the world record but I truly believe it’s mine to lose
at the moment,” said Powell. The pair will race at the British Grand Prix in
Gateshead next month and August’s Aviva London Grand Prix.

The 27-year-old Jamaican is the
fastest man in the world this year but has lost to Gay in their last three
encounters.

“I know I have a pretty serious
race lined up with Gay competing as well and I’ll be going all out to make sure
I get a faster time,” added Powell.

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