Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Asafa Powell will run indoors in preparation for London 2012

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, world explusmarquista 100 freestyle, held for the first time in eight years indoor season as part of their preparation for the 2012 London Olympics.

In its program for the upcoming season, highlights a meeting in Birmingham (England) on 18 February. This city will host the team's Jamaican in July and August.

Powell, who since 2004 does not run in 'indoor', believes that the indoor can be "ideal preparation" for an Olympic year. "I love racing indoors and now I have the opportunity to run in Birmingham, which is exciting," he confessed.

"The level of the athletes there is always powerful and if you want to fight for the medals, I need to run against the best all the way to the Olympics. It is not so much for the games and every minute counts," he said about it.

Powell, who is the most capped athlete has dropped 10 seconds in the 100 meters, is also considering competing at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, which will take place next March.

Last July, he ran 9.91 seconds in the hectometer in Birmingham, but it caused decrease in the Daegu World ( South Korea ) due to injury. It was world record holder from 2005 to 2008. His great rival in London will be his compatriots Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and American Tyson Gay.


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