This event is tougher to call each and every day! Suffice it to say, the names to watch in the final are Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt, Christophe Lemaitre, and now, 2003 World Champ Kim Collins! Read on!
Yohan Blake, 2011 WC 100m rounds, photo by PhotoRun.net
In semi-final one, Yohan Blake took off and blasted the field, winning in 9.95. Walter Dix caught the field and pushed through for second in 10.05. A false start was charged to Dwain Chambers, European Champion, and Britain’s dq nightmare continues!
In semi-final two, Usain Bolt gets out and runs 10.05, looking great! In second was France’s Christophe Lemaitre, who ran 10.11.
In semi-final three, Kim Collins, the 2003 World Champion, won here in 10.08, while Nesta Carter was second in 10.16.
So, my final picks for the Men’s 100 meters: Bolt, Blake, Lemaitre, Dix to spoil.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
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