We are not far from the Olympics getting away and the exctiment is now starting to build for the biggest sporting event in the world which this year comes from London.
One of the most eagerly anticipated events is the men’s 100m sprint. It is an event that will grab the attention of millions around the globe. Usain Bolt is of course the man to beat at the moment and he is the current Olympic and World Record holder.
Many people are tipping the Jamaican to really produce something special this year and he could yet again smash the record books.
Bolt is not invicable though as fellow countryman Yohan Blake has shown that he can compete with the fastest man in the world. He is the current World Champion as Bolt was disqualified in the event last year.
Blake also shocked the world in the Jamaican Olympic trials when he ran in 9.76 seconds whereas Bolt could only manage a time of 9.85.
Tyson Gay is another man who should not be written off as he also showed what he is capable of in trials, running the same time as the current World Record holder.
Gay has been quietly going about his business leading up to London 2012 as all the focus has been on the two Jamaican’s, something that will not bother the American and he could now cause some surprises.
Other American sprinter Justin Gatlin is the 2004 Olympic Champion, however he missed the event four years ago due to a doping ban.
Gatlin is now fit and ready to compete again and he ran a time of 9.80 in the trials, which is the third fastest in the world this year.
It is all set to be an incredible race and even though it may not even last ten seconds, will be full of drama.
As mentioned, Usain Bolt is the current favourite to win back to back gold medals in this event. You can back him at 1.53 (5/6) with Ladbrokes.
Yohan Blake looks to be his biggest threat though as he has really shown what he is capable of this year. Blake is available at 2.63 (13/8) with Bet365.
Tyson Gay will be hopeful of his chances. StanJames are offering odds of 13.00 (12/1) on him winning the gold.
Justin Gatlin and Asafa Powell make up the list of contenders. Gatlin has odds of 23.00 (22/1) with BWIN and Powell can be backed at 33/1.
With so much talent on show and with this being on the biggest stage, a World Record could be broken here. Someone running between 9.50s and 9.59s is available at 4.33 (10/3) with BlueSQ.