This year’s 100-meter dash race is one of the most anticipated races on the big stage in some time. Every Olympic year there is always a standout and a few others that have the potential of winning, but this year is especially curious because there are five guys that on any given day can outrun their competitors and set a world record in the process.
Usain Bolt, the most notable and flashy of the bunch holds the world record in the event, boasting a time that did not seem imaginable to track fans before 2009. I personally never thought that anyone would be able to eclipse 9.6, but he did. It is three years later, but there is no reason that Bolt cannot rise to that level once again on the big stage that he relishes so much.
At the same time, the hottest runner in the world is his younger countryman Yohan Blake. Bolt has struggled of late to beat him, and Blake has all the momentum you could ask for going into this race.
In the background, but not to be forgotten are former world record holders Asafa Powell and Justin Gatlin, who still can win this race; who could forget about the best sprinter of this generation of American sprinters in Tyson Gay.
This race should be one for the ages, assuming no one false starts or gets injured. Who will win though? Anything can happen but here are the five sprinters that have the best chance of winning gold in London.