Track news again recently has been about all the wrong things – the positive doping tests returned by Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson, and Tyson Gay. Too bad…all three are great runners and we hope these violations were honest mistakes that can be cleared up with some investigation.
Meanwhile, Gay’s US teammate Justin Gatlin is having a tremendous season. He’s the only man to beat Usain Bolt this year (in Rome), and this weekend he won the latest Diamond League race, running 9.94 (identical to his earlier Bolt-beating time).
Gatlin’s very strong in the last 30m, and must be considered a favourite for next month’s world championships in Moscow.