Usain Bolt took it easy early in the race and coasted into the finals. His Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake did the same thing in the previous heat — and almost got beat. Blake slowed too early and was almost caught at the finish line but still ended up first.

U.S. runner Wallace Spearmon said this of Blake slowing up in their heat: "Woulda, coulda, shoulda. He still won. Bet he won't do that tomorrow."

— Jenna Fryer — Twitter


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