The day before track and field begins and I am up and heading to the Main Press Centre. Today will be my last day of visiting various places due to the two sessions a day of track & field. Note that Shalane Flanagan has experienced some difficult food poisoning on Tuesday and is recovering. Men's shot put is Friday as well, so it should be an exciting start to the Beijing Track & Field portion of this Olympic Games...
Bolt begins, Powell in second heat, Gay having inside lane
BEIJING (CHN): On Friday the race for the fastest man on earth starts. The top three speedsters will run in heats 1, 2 and 5 out of 10 races. World record holder Usain Bolt competes as first already in first heat in lane 3, Asafa Powell has lane 5 in second heat and Tyson Gay lane 2 in heat 5. For US sprinter that will be the outside lane as one is not used, but nine. Top 3 from each heat and 10 fastest will advance into second round (five races).
Used with permission of Alfons Juck, EME Publisher.