Jamaica’s Asafa Powell is already committed to running the 100 meters in Eugene on Sunday. Gay is reportedly considering it.
It’s an odd dance that world-class sprinters do: Continuously thinking and talking about their rivals and trying to intimidate them through their performances but generally avoiding racing one another head-to-head until they absolutely have to (e.g. in a World Championships final). So track and field fans feel they have received a surprise gift whenever medal-caliber sprinters square off in other circumstances, as it appears Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay might do at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday.