Apparently Justin Gatlin doesn't want to run against Asafa Powell any time soon.
Gatlin, of the United States, the Olympic and world champion, and Powell, the Commonwealth champion from Jamaica, share the world record of 9.77 sec and had planned to race each other for the first time this year at the Norwich Union Grand Prix on June 11.
It remains the most eagerly awaited contest in the sport, but 24 hours before the two were due to race in separate 100m events at last night's Prefontaine Classic, in Eugene, Oregon, Gatlin's agent said his client would not be running in Gateshead....
...Gatlin said he would be excited about racing against Powell at some stage, but added: "Obviously, this is not the right time."
Apparently, it is so obvious that no reason needed to be given. C'mon Justin! Give us a reason. We'll believe it!