Powell: Finish line my focus, not Bolt
ROME – In Asafa Powell’s mind, he’s not competing against Usain Bolt. His target is simply winning any 100-metre race he enters.
“I’m not here to compete against Bolt,” Powell said ahead of today’s Golden Gala meet featuring the current and past world recordholders. “The finish line is my target, not Bolt or anyone else.”
Bolt leads Powell 10-1 in head-to-head meetings, with Powell’s only win in Stockholm in 2008.
But with Bolt coming off a relatively slow performance of 10.04 seconds in Ostrava last week, Powell could seize an opportunity. It was the first time Bolt ran over 10 seconds in three years.
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