The men’s 100 meter run is probably the single most popular event in all of athletics (track and field). This is because the winner is widely regarded as the fastest man in the world. The current world record holder is Usain Bolt, and he will be running this race at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. That record currently sits at 9.58 seconds.
The schedule for the London men’s 100 meter run is set for four separate rounds. This is because there are only 8 lanes on the track. So it takes time to whittle down all the contestants to a final race of 8 runners.
Refer to the schedule below to watch this most popular track event in the world. It takes place at Olympic Stadium.
The preliminary is the very first round. It takes place on Saturday, August 4, 2012. The first race starts at 10 a.m. London time.
This is a little confusing. Round 1 is actually the second round of races. However, it also takes place on Saturday, August 4, 2012. The start time is 12:30 p.m.
Similarly, the semifinals and finals are also on the same day and take place one right after the other (with a small break and preparation time).
The men’s 100 meter semifinal is on Sunday, August 5, 2012. The first race starts at 7:45 p.m.
The granddaddy of all track finals is on Sunday, August 5, 2012. The start time is 9:50 p.m. local London time. Don’t be late for this one. The London 2012 men’s 100 meter run will be over in a flash.