One of the most eagerly anticipated events in this summer’s Olympics will be the men’s 4x100m relay.
It is a race that is full of drama and one of the most fascinating to watch.
Jamaica look as though they are going to be tough to stop in this race. They are the current Olympic Champions and two time World Champions. They also hold the world record.
The Jamaicans have the fastest man in the world – Usain Bolt in their team and he will be well supported by Yohan Blake who has ran the quickest time this year.
Asafa Powell is also likely to be in the team, which makes for an extremely talented set of sprinters. This year, they will be looking to win in style, smashing the World Record yet again.
The team that look as though they have any chance of getting near Jamaica are the USA who have won this event at the Olympics 15 times.
They have not won since the 2000 games in Sydney though so will be desperate for success this time out.
America are not short of talent in their team either. Tyson Gay has been in superb form so far this year and is capable go causing some real upsets.
Justin Gatlin is also available for selection after he missed the Olympics in 2008 due to a doping ban. Gatlin won the gold back in 2004 in the individual 100m race.
Great Britain will know they have a tough task if they are to pick up a medal this summer on home soil.
The British men did win the 4x100m back in 2004 and although there will be a new set of sprinters this year, they can still use that as a big incentive to take the gold.
It is all about smooth changeovers in the relay and if you get them right, you are always in with a chance.
As mentioned, Jamaica are the big favourites and you can back them at 1.44 (4/9) with BoyleSports to win back to back gold’s.
America will be quietly confident of upsetting the odds and finishing on top spot. This is available at 4.00 (3/1) with William Hill.
Team GB may feel as though the power of the two favourites is too much for them to challenge so you can bet on them picking up a medal, any colour at 4.50 (7/2) with Ladbrokes.
Many people are backing Trinidad and Tobago to be another big challenger and them winning a medal has odds of 1.40 (2/5) with Betfair.
Trinidad and Tobago could be a real threat to the big two favourites in this race. You can back them to upset all the odds and win the gold at 21.00 (20/1) with BWIN.