Betting Odds For 2012 Olympics Men’s 100m Favors Usain Bolt

Sometimes we write words just to write words. Whether it’s to antagonize someone or really create some kind of buzz that otherwise is lacking. It’s human nature I guess to want there to be a story so badly, we’ll select the details we want to in order to shape the story we want.

We want Usain Bolt to flounder so badly we start looking into trivial details about a late start and use it to signal his demise. But then he goes out and runs this past weekend and proves that we’re all dopes that the only story we should be writing is the one about how easily he’s going to win over and over at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

There’s only about three months until the games start, and Bolt looks as good as ever. He was the anchor for his Racers Track Club at the UTech Classic in Kingston this weekend, winning the 4 X 100 relay with a world-leading time of 37.82 sec.

Even more impressive considering the chilly conditions in Kingston, which will more closely resemble those in London.
“It was my first run and I am happy I got through,” he told The Telegraph. “It was a bit chilly with some rain but this is what we are used to in Europe so it is OK.”

A good sign considering all the rumors lately.

After dropping out of two races in February, for undisclosed reasons, some suggested Bolt wouldn’t be ready for the Olympics. He has admitted he’s not quite right yet, but he’ll get there.

“I have been working on my start. Last year that eluded me,” he told The Telegraph. “But I have to work my way through it this season so I am just looking forward to getting that done.”

“Everything is coming together. We have about 100 days to go before the Olympics so I am just taking my time and working on what I need to.”

Bolt’s training partner is Yohan Blake, who currently holds the 100m world record. Yet Bolt, undeniably the world’s-fastest runner, is favored in Bet365’s 2012 Summer Olympics Futures to win the 100m with 8/13 odds. Bet365 has Blake as the second-favorite at 7/2, followed by Tyson Gay (7/1) and Asafa Powell (8/1).

Don’t sleep on Blake. He just ran a 9.90 100m earlier this year, the first run under 10 seconds in the world this year.

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