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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Olympic 100m race heating up

23rd July 2012

The Olympic 100m final could turn out to be a very fiercely fought battle as the main competitors continue to perform well in the run-up to the Games.

Yohan Blake, the current world champion, put in a strong 9.85 seconds performance at a meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland and could be set to challenge training partner Usain Bolt in London next month.

"This is where I am supposed to be. Not many guys run 9.85. I want to remain unbeaten and that's what I am doing," said Blake.

"Definitely I am on the right path for the Olympics. I didn't come here to run a quick time but it's still a fast time."

The Jamaican athlete beat Bolt at the recent Olympic trials with a personal best of 9.75 seconds. He also beat his fellow countryman over the 200 metre distance at the same meet with a winning time of 19.80.

Bolt is currently the reigning Olympic champion in both the 100m and 200m events as well as being the world record holder for both. However, this could all change once they meet at London's Olympic Stadium in August.

The 50-strong Jamaican squad recently arrived at the University of Birmingham for last-minute training before the Olympics. The United States track and field team will also be training in the city before heading to London's Olympic Village once the Games start on July 27th.

Anyone staying in central London hotels and lucky enough to have tickets to see the battle of who is the fastest man on Earth should make sure they check out the Transport for London website to plan the best route to the Olympic Stadium and leave plenty of time for their journey.


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