Fastest in the World: Commonwealth Games in Full StridePublished July 28, 2014 by Sol FH
Will a new world record be set at the 100 meter final tonight in Glasgow!
The Commonwealth Games are in full stride from Glasgow, Scotland and tonight all eyes will be on the 100 meter track to see if one of the fastest men in the world can come anywhere close to beating Usain Bolt's world record. Due to an injury earlier in the season, Bolt will not be running in the 100 or the 200 meter races. However, always one to give his fans what they want, he will join his Jamaican team in the 4x1 relay.
The qualifying races have not showcased the levels of speed to crack the current world record, but everything could change tonight.
Don't blink, you might miss the race
Even without the likes of Usain Bolt on the track there will still be cheetah-like speed to watch as names like Nickel Ashmeade, Richard Thompson, Keston Bledman and Kemar Bailey-Cole running. Perhaps the man to break the record is Bolt's teammate and second spot on the Jamaican relay team - Ashmeade. His personal best is a 9.90 which seems like it is a ways off the 9.58 that Bolt blazed to in Germany in 2009.
The famed UK sportsbook has posted its lines for outright winner in the men's 100 meter and odds are in favor of the punter. Ashmeade is the current favorite at 2.87, Thompson is in second at 4.50, Bledman is at 5.50, Gemili at 6.00 as is Bailey-Cole.
These are some of the fastest men in the world right now and to be under the same roof, let alone the same track should get your attention.
The adrenaline will be pumping from Hampden Park Stadium and punters can easily get in on all the action as the 100 meter men's final kicks into high gear. Be sure to set you watch to 9:50pm on the dot as these guys won't wait around for anyone or anything.