Run into a head wind of 0.3 metres per second, the men’s 100m race was close, but slow. USA’s Jon Drummond, a late replacement for World Record holder Tim Montgomery who withdrew with swollen feet and ankles, had the best start of the whole field. Drummond was running in lane one and probably didn’t see the surge coming from the centre of the track as Commonwealth champion Kim Collins (SKN), running for the Americas, and Commonwealth silver medallist Uchenna Emedolu (NGR) representing Africa, powered through.
This time it was the African who was given victory in a photo finish, with both him and Collins awarded the same time of 10.06. European silver medallist Francis Obikwelu was third in 10.09, a mere hundredth of a second ahead of Drummond.
Great Britain’s Dwain Chambers, who ran a European record last week in Paris, was a mere shadow of himself, and finished 5th in 10.16.