• Powell headlines American track league meet in Atlanta

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 Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will headline American track league meet in Atlanta on Saturday, Auguts 1.


The 33-year-old Jamaican super star,  Powell, will be looking to better his season's best time of 9.81 seconds over 100m on Saturday night. There will be total of 6 men in the 100m, who hold their personal best times below 10 seconds.

Veronica Campbell Brown will be the top star in the women's 200m. The Olympic and World championships gold medalist  Jamaican Campbell- Brown will go against American DeeDee Trotter who has won three three Olympic games medals in her career.

In the men's 400m we will see defending world champion Lawshan Merritt.  Merrit will be tested by 19-year Bahama's sensation Steven Gardiner former Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner.

Also in the event will be Olympic champion and world record holder in decathlon Ashton Eaton who will compete in 100m and 400m.

American track league meet Atlanta will kick off this Saturday at  5:30pm US Eastern day time. For more meet info visit official website here.

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