The 3rd annual American Track League meet is set to be the best edition yet with multiple global stars making their final tune-ups prior to heading to Beijing China for the IAAF World Championships later in August.
League Director Paul Doyle stated, “I couldn’t be happier with the class of athletes choosing to make Atlanta a part of their schedule this year. This is the greatest group of international athletes assembled in Georgia since the 1996 Olympics. At last count we had more than 20 World or Olympic medalists planning to compete in Atlanta.” Two of the top international stars include Jamaican Olympic Medalists, Asafa Powell and Veronica Campbell-Brown. Asafa Powell is the former “World’s fastest Man” and held the World Record in the 100m for the 3-years prior to Usain Bolt’s 2008 breakout season. Campbell- Brown, is a 4-Time Olympian for Jamaica and even more impressively, a 7-time Olympic medalist. Her medal collection includes two individual Gold Medals in the 200m, the event she will contest in Atlanta. In total; VCB, as she is known, has earned 18 Global medals at the World Championships and the Olympic Games, making her one of the most decorated athletes of alltime.