Founded by Brendan Foster, the former British track star and Olympic (bronze medalist 1976, 10,000m), who was a former Nike executive, Nova Inspiring Events, manages some of the top fitness events in the UK.
Quite frankly, the Powerade Great CityGames Manchester are the kind of events that should be run in the United States.
CHAMBERS, SANYA FOR MANCHESTER
(GBR): Great Britain's number one sprinter Dwain Chambers will make his first
outdoor appearance of the year on European soil when competing over 150 meters
at the Powerade Great CityGames Manchester on May 20. Chambers faces a testing
outing in Manchester competing against American Walter Dix, last year's IAAF
World Championships 100 meters and 200m silver medallist, Trinidad's Richard
Thompson the 2008 Olympic 100m runner up and fellow Briton Marlon Devonish. The
quality of the line up at the innovative street meeting, taking place on a purpose
built straight track, will see the quartet eyeing Usain Bolt's world best
performance of 14.35 seconds - set at the inaugural meeting in 2009. With Dix
believing he is in shape to attack the USA record of 14.51sec that Tyson Gay
achieved at the Manchester event a year ago, Chambers could challenge the
British best performance of 14.87sec in what should be a speedy encounter.
Chambers runs also this weekend in Ponce, Puerto-Rico. The meeting will also
see the USA's Sanya Richards-Rossin action, she is expected to be one of the
biggest challengers to take away Christine Ohuruogu's Olympic 400m title at the
London Games. Now her Olympic build up will see the 27-year-old superstar
compete over 200m in a line up which includes Czech Denisa Rosolova the
reigning European Indoor 400m title holder and Nicola Sanders who was second
behind fellow Brit Ohuruogu over one lap at the 2007 World Championships in
Osaka. Informs David Martin.