Asafa Powell

Track and Field: Guadeloupe IAAF Area Permit Meet Live

(Sporting Alert/TrackAlerts) — Our good friends at TrackAlerts.com will be providing LIVE Blogging from the 11th International Meeting Region Guadeloupe, an IAAF Area Permit meet on May 2.

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The meeting, which gets underway with the main and international events at 5:30 pm, will feature several leading athletes from around the globe, even on a weekend when the IAAF World Relays are taking place.

TrackAlerts.com will provide live and instant updates and real-time results from the meet.

Among the leading athletes set to be on show on Saturday are former men’s 100m world record holder Asafa Powell and Kim Collins, the World Championships 100m champion from 2003.

The Caribbean sprint ace will face-off in the men’s 100m at the Baie Mahault Stadium and Powell, who is looking to return to top form ahead of this year’s Worlds in Beijing, hopes to dip under the 10-seconds barrier.

The Jamaican sprinter will also be targeting the meet record of 10.09, set by American Ivory Williams in 2008.

“I am really expecting to run a good time and to put myself somewhere on top of the chart for the season,” Powell told TrackAlerts.com ahead of the race on Friday.

“Being who I am and I have been running fast for years, I definitely would want to open with something below 10 seconds.

“Anything below 10secs and I would be satisfied. Hopefully if I run as how I feel in training, it will be sub-9.9.”

Powell ran the anchor leg on the Jamaican Penn Relays team that finished second last month and he says he is feeling in good shape heading into his first 100m race of the season.

“I have worked hard through the background season, but it’s early in the season,” he said.

“It’s (my first 100m race so) I want to post a good time to see where I am at in training.”

The action will also see American World and Olympic long jump champion Brittney Reese on the schedule, along with countrywoman Brianna Rollins, the women’s 100m hurdles world athletics gold medal winner in 2013.

USA’s Bershawn Jackson, who is the 2005 World 400m hurdles champion is also on the list of athletes to be involved in the international events.

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