Powell to face Bolt

ROME, Italy,  CMC – Asafa Powell has signed to face his compatriot Usain Bolt over 100 metres in the third leg of the Diamond League at the Olympic Stadium here.

Organisers confirmed Powell’s participation yesterday for the race on May 26, after Bolt had confirmed in January.

Bolt vs Powell will be an early season match-upbetween the two, as they build-up to the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea, from August 27 to September 4.

In nine head-to-head clashes, Bolt has beaten his fellow Jamaican eight times, with Powell’s only victory a close 9.88 to 9.89 win in Stockholm three years ago.

Bolt holds the World record of 9.58 over the distance set at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.

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