Former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell says his focus for the upcoming season is to earn a spot on Jamaica’s team to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Asafa Powell, the former 100-metre world record holder and current Guinness Record holder for the most sub-10 runs has launched asafafitlife.com, a fitness membership platform to help people around the world take control of their health and meet their fitness goals, with hands-on guidance on workouts and nutrition.

“Health is our greatest asset,” Powell said. “Having over a decade of dedicated workout and nutrition experience as an athlete I felt it was time to share that.”

The services offered on the site include but not limited to a 12-week fitness plan, nutrition advice, as well as recipes and fitness videos. Having done a soft launch to get feedback and fine-tune the site, the response has positive.

It has given persons the opportunity to start their fitness journey with someone they trust, can relate to and know that the support they need is at their fingertips.

“I wanted to create a community,” Powell said.

Once people sign up, they get access to a range of his e-books like 'Live Like a Legend', a 30-Day guide to help people kick-start their journey to fitness. There is also access to a private group on Facebook that members can join to share their progress, provide support, share recipe ideas and keep in touch with Powell as they embark on their fitness journey.

The site also features more than 50 fitness videos providing detailed workout instructions for beginners as well as expert advice on how to exercise safely and effectively as well as Powell’s Nutrition Mission eBook.

To learn more about Asafa’s fitness membership platform and to see why it’s poised to change the game visit https://asafafitlife.com.

Asafa Powell is looking further and further away from the heady form that saw him set two world records over 100 metres after the ‘Sub-10 King’ could only manage a seventh place finish at a track meet in Madrid, Spain on Sunday. 

Former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell inched closer to his 98th sub-10 clocking while competing at the 2019 Bayer Classic in Leverkusen, Germany on Wednesday.

Waseem Williams and Rasheed Dwyer were the two fastest to advance to Friday’s semi-final round of the men’s 100 metres at the SVL/JAAA National Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Maquettes of statues for former 100m world-record-holder Asafa Powell and two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell Brown, are currently in the island and will be unveiled soon.

Seven-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the reigning World U20 sprint double champion Briana Williams will match strides at the fourth staging of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix set for the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Some of Jamaica’s top athletes will get valuable relay practice for the upcoming IAAF World Relays when they suit up for the annual Penn Relays at the Franklin Field in Philadelphia from April 24-27.

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.

Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson as well as former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, head a strong cast of Jamaica’s elite athletes listed to compete at the 41st MILO Western Relays at GC Foster College in St. Catherine, Jamaica on Saturday.

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell has pulled out of this weekend’s Meeting de Paris after reportedly sustaining a hamstring injury.

The 36-year-old Powell was expected to make a return to the track after a long lay-off, to compete in the men’s 60m where he was expected to face European Indoor Champion Richard Kilty of Great Britain.  The field also included American Mike Rodgers and Cuban star Yunier Perez.

Powell, who missed the Commonwealth Games last year due to injury, remains in pursuit of 100 sub-10 clockings but has found himself stuck three away for the past few years.

The January 27th indoor meeting, listed as an Indoor Permit Meeting, will also feature a French contingent of hometown heroes led by Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Mayer and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell is expected to return to the track later this month after reportedly being booked for an appearance at the Meeting de Paris.

The January 27th indoor meet is listed and Indoor Permit Meeting.  The 36-year-old Powell, a World Championship silver medallist, could be back on track for the first since 2018 when a groin injury ended his season.  Injuries have been a big issue for the former sprint king in recent years as prior to that he suffered a hamstring injury, which kept him out of last year’s Commonwealth Games.

Powell is scheduled to line up in the 60m sprint alongside European Indoor champion Richard Kilty of Great Britain.  Adding to a competitive field will be American Mike Rodgers and Cuban star Yunier Perez, who is returning from injury, are also down to face the starter.  The French contingent of home town heroes will be led by Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Mayer and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.

Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 men's 4x100m relay team have been officially awarded gold medals by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The team of Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender and Aaron Armstrong were awarded the gold after the Jamaican relay team’s members, including Usain Bolt, were stripped of their medals when Nesta Carter was found guilty last year of using a banned substance.

The Trinidad and Tobago team had finished behind the Jamaicans inside Beijing’s Bird’s Nest in Beijing.

Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, said he received a letter from the IOC around 5.15 pm on Friday, went through it with staff then contacted the athletes to let them know.

He said the athletes have until January 7 to return their silver medals as part of the process.

He said the athletes have four choices regarding the re-allocation ceremony. They can opt to receive them at the next Olympic Games, at the Olympic Museum, the World Champs or the TTOC's annual awards on December 29.

Lewis said he is pushing for the team to receive a medal bonus which could hopefully be presented at the awards. The medal bonus programme was introduced when he became TTOC president.

"I will take a proposal to the committee that even though there was no medal bonus programme in place in 2008 or 2012 that the five athletes receive medal bonus as per the current medal bonus used for 2016 Olympics," he said.

The bonus for the relay team’s gold medal from the Rio Olympics was US$20,000 to be shared, he said.

The next executive meeting is on December 12.

Lewis said he is happy for the team but as President of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (Canoc), he is conflicted.

"Those athletes, in particular, have served Trinidad and Tobago with dignity, patriotism, pride and an indomitable will throughout their careers But as I said with my Canoc hat on I feel a bit of empathy for the great man and our Jamaican brothers and sisters. Usain Bolt has conducted himself with class in this difficult situation," he said.

Lewis said the team has now joined the ranks of  Olympic gold medallists Hasely Crawford and Keshorn Walcott.

In 2016, the 4x100 relay team that placed third in the London Olympics in 2012 were upgraded to silver after American sprinter Tyson Gay received a one-year ban for testing positive for anabolic steroids.

Jamaica on Wednesday signed agreements with sculptor Basil Watson to begin work on statues of track icon Veronica Campbell Brown and former world record holder Asafa Powell.

Steven Gardiner and Trevor Barry of the Bahamas were the only Caribbean winners at the Kamili Skolimowskiej Memorial track meet in Poland on Wednesday.

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