London 2012: 5 Sprinters Who Could Upset Usain Bolt in the 100-Meter Dash

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London 2012: 5 Sprinters Who Could Upset Usain Bolt in the 100-Meter Dash
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With a little less than two months until the opening ceremony of the London Games, there isn't much mystery surrounding the sprinting events. That's because Jamaica's Usain Bolt is the overwhelming favorite—not only to take gold but to take it in dominant fashion. 

There's even talk that Bolt could beat some of his own world records this summer.

Even though he ran a seemingly unbeatable 9.58 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 2009 World Championships, he's only now entering the peak of his career. And with Bolt confident in his Olympic chances, the competition has every right to be afraid. 

The beauty of sports, though, is that no competition is over before it begins. Although Bolt is the overwhelming favorite now, there are several capable sprinters who could beat him. There's even the outside chance that someone other than Bolt could set a new world record.

Here are the five sprinters that I think have the best chances of beating Lightning Bolt in the 100.

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