In the imperial measurement system, the equivalent of the 200m was the 220 yards, also known as the furlong.

The question is: If you’re name is not Usain Bolt and you are longing for gold in the furlong in Daegu, will your hopes prove to be forlorn?

The answer, surely, must be ‘yes’. Bolt is the defending champion. He holds the World record. He has run three Samsung Diamond League races for three victories this year, his narrowest winning margin a comfortable 0.18 seconds. His fastest time of the year is a metre quicker than anyone else has run.

And yet, and yet, doubts somehow linger. They might be straws blowing in the wind, but can anyone gather them all to make something more substantial?……READ FULL PREVIEW

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