Olympic Fever

The Olympics are coming to Wimbledon, and we are ready for them! We’ll be previewing the tennis competitin over the next few weeks, but for now I want to ry and spread the love for my favourite event – the 400m!

Men’s 400m

Kirani James, from Grenada, is just 19 years old but he is big and quick, and last year he stunned the track world by powering past LaShawn Merritt down the home straight in the world final in Korea. Can he repeat that on the biggest stage of all, in front of 80,000 Londoners at the Olympic Games?

Merritt is the 2.25 favourite to retain his Olympic title he won in Beijing with James the second favourite, at 3.50, while all others are virtually disregarded as potential winners. Merritt’s strength in the market is determined by his two stand-out runs already this season, both more than a quarter of a second quicker than any other man this year. Merritt clocked his best time for three years, 44.12sec, in winning the US Olympic Trials recently. Continue reading