Thursday, September 4, 2008

We Finally Get Bolt, Gay, and Powell In Brussels

2008 Reebok Grand Prix - Mens 100m

The Golden League race from Belgium set to run on Friday at 2 p.m. EST.

After the long awaited 100-meter show down featuring the big three is finally going to happen. The wait was extended after Tyson Gay did not make the Olympic 100-meter final in Beijing. The fans and media will finally get a glimpse of the showdown between Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, and Asafa Powell at Van Damme Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.

Sure, Tyson Gay is still working to get back to top form after his hamstring injury, but he is coming off a win at 200-meter (20.26) on Sunday at Gateheads, Great Britain.

Gay recently said, “looking forward to it” but “I'm not at 100% yet”. Making the race more compelling is that Asafa Powell just ran a personal best time of 9.72 and Usain Bolt put down 19.63.

The race is ripe for an upset. With the kind of times that Powell is capable of running in non-major race, Bolt will have to fight through fatigue and bring his big race in order to deliver a late season win.

The meet will be webcast live at Trackshark.

By Jay Hicks


  1. It's official! Tyson Gay has pulled out of the 100-meters in Golden League finale in Brussels.

    "Any further injury would have seriously damaged my preparations and my chances for the [2009] world championships in Berlin," said Gay.


    Jay Hicks
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