• Asafa Powell Added to 60m Field for This Weekend´s New Balace Indoor GP

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Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell has been added for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix which will take place on Saturday, February 7.


Powell will face America´s one of the top sprinters Ryan Bailey in the men’s 60m.

The 32-year-old Powell holds personal best time in 60m of 6.50 seconds that he achieved in Birmingham in 2012. Powell holds a life time of 9.72 seconds best in 100m. 

Another stars added to New Balance indoor Grand Prix are: olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr and Diamond League champion and former world 1500m champion Jenny Simpson.

Other world class distnace runners to line up on Saturday are:  Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel, Kenya’s Sally Kipyego, Morocco’s Abdelaati Iguider, New Zealand’s Nick Willis and two US stars from different sides of the ever-stretching elite athlete age bracket; Mary Cain and Bernard Lagat. 

In the men´s shot put will see a duel between World Indoor shot champion Ryan Whiting and Christian Cantwell. .

In the woimen´s long jump American athletes Chaunte Lowe and Tianna Bartoletta will also be in action.

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