Asafa Powell, the man who has now run eighty sub ten second 100 meter races, has withdrawn from the AVIVA London GP this weekend. This was confirmed in press release issues this morning, Friday, 13 July, local London time.
Citing a groin strain, Asafa Powell noted the following: ” I have been carrying some soreness in my groin since the Olympic Trials and have been unable to train at 100 percent.”
Asafa Powell finished his comment as follows: ” I need to ensure that I am ready for the Games, and can not take any risks. I will be ready in August.”
In the 100 meter race that Powell was to have run is Tyson Gay, who won his most recent race in Paris last week, July 6 in 10.00 over Justin Gatlin (10.03).