Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wariner & Powell Impressive!

10.04 meeting record for Asafa Powell in Melbourne

On Thursday, powerful messages were conveyed without a word being said at the Melbourne Track Classic in Australia. Jeremy ran a super fast time for February, and Powell came out and let competitors know that he has mental and physical toughness.

The one-lap champ set an intense pace from the start and won handily in 44.82 seconds. The second place runner was nearly a full second behind Jeremy Wariner.

Jeremy ran below 45 seconds in the 400-meters as he predicted for the season opener and in the process probably squelched media talk that his season and career were doomed.

When asked he said, “I had a great race today. I got to see where I was in my training, and now I go back and rest for a couple of days and then get back on the grind.”

In a Willis Reedesque comeback, World-record holder Asafa Powell made it to the starting line in spite of his knee troubles and won in 10.09 at 100-meters. To the question: what message do you have for your rivals, Powell said: “Come out and do your best because this year is nothing like last year.”

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist

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