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Sharing the record for now might not be so bad after all for Powell

1 June 2006
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By Gary Smith

Jamaican co-world record holder Asafa Powell says sharing the record with American rival Justin Gatlin has helped him to concentrate on lifting his performances at every meet.

At the IAAF Grand Prix track and field meeting in Qatar, Doha last month, Gatlin, the World and Olympic champion, equalled Powell's record mark of 9.77 seconds and although he's confident he's the still the fastest man on the planet, the Jamaican is happy that the spotlight is not solely on him anymore.

"I'm still the fastest man, no doubt," Powell was quoted as saying in a Reuters report. "Everybody wanted to beat me. Now that he (Gatlin) has equalled the record people will go after him also, so the spotlight is off me."

On Friday (June 2) Powell will start his hurt for the Golden League million dollar jackpot in Oslo, but more interestingly, the 23-year-old says he's ready to make his move on being the sole owner of the world record.

It is still doubtful as to whether Powell and Gatlin will meet in a head-to-head clash this season so reclaiming sole possession of the record might also be a solo effort.

Nigerian and African new record holder Olusoji Fasuba will get a chance to show that his sizzling 9.85 performance in Doha two weeks ago was no fluke as he will also face the starter.

Fasuba will be joined by Powell's training partner Michael Frater, the 2005 World Championships silver medallist, Trinidad and Tobago's Marc Burns, Shawn Crawford, the Olympic 200m gold medallist as well as Guadeloupe-born French sprinter Ronald Pognon and Marcus Bronson, the man who shocked a relatively strong field at the Adidas Track Classic on May 21.

Kenenisa Bekele, who became the first man in history to win crowns at a world championship on three different surfaces will also grace the newly laid surface when he compete in the men's 5000m run.



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