Rejuvenated Powell confident of reaching 100 sub-10 runs

By Sports Desk February 12, 2019
Jamaica's Asafa Powell. Jamaica's Asafa Powell.

Despite being hampered by injuries in recent years, former world record holder Asafa Powell is confident of reaching his long-targeted goal of 100 sub-ten clockings.

The 36-year-old athlete already has the record for the most sub-ten runs with a total 97 credited to his name.  Powell targeted the elusive triple figure three years ago but has found several seasons since cut short by a myriad of injuries.

The sprinter, who made his debut this season at the Milo Western Relays, is confident he is now healthy and getting into the kind of shape that will make the target achievable.  

“It's a long season, it's a very long season, so I think I am where I want to be or where I am supposed to be, no rush for this season, I am just taking it step by step,” Powell told local newspaper Jamaica Observer.

“I have my eyes set on the 100 sub-10s. I am doing really well in training, training is going great, so I don't see why I am not going to hit the 100 and go way over,” he added.

Powell, dubbed the ‘Sub-10’ king is already mile ahead of the nearest athlete on the list, which is the United States’ Maurice Green on 59.

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