If you are looking for drama, excitement and entertainment at these Olympic Games– look no further than this event.
Four years ago in Beijing, Usain Bolt blew the rest of the field away when he smashed the world record to take the gold medal, managing to do this while only really run just over half the race, he starting celebrating at the 60m mark.
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If someone were to say that Bolt could be challenged this summer, not many people would have believed it.
However, the world record holder does not seem to be fully fit and is not the fastest man in the world this year, that title belongs to his fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake.
Blake and Bolt train together and are best of friends of the track, however during the race that is sure to last less than ten seconds, they are likely to be bitter rivals.
The current World Champion can challenge Bolt, no doubt about it but he will have to produce the race of his life.
Don’t forget the other Jamaican Asafa Powell either. Not many people are talking about him for a gold medal but he is capable.
He many have to rely on his two countrymen being off their game but if anyone is to take of advantage of that then Powell is someone who could do so.
Then there is American Tyson Gay who is searching for his first ever medal at the Olympics. Gay has ran well this year and will have his eyes on the gold medal.
A man with something to prove, Justin Gatlin is competing in the Games for the first time since 2004 after a doping ban ruled him out of Beijing. He is sure to be happy with a medal, no matter what colour.
As mentioned though, this could be a battle between Blake and Bolt, don’t be surprised if the winner smashes the world record.
The Semi finals of this exhilerating race take place at 19:45pm, while the final is due to start at 21.50 – don’t miss it.