Who will win the Men’s 100 Meter Dash in Doha?
On March 22, 2019 by All-Pro Track & Field Founder
- Justin Gatlin(USA)- The 2017 World Champion will have a bye to the World 2019 Championships, and it may help him rest during the start of the season. The 37 year old will look to become the oldest 100 meter sprinter to win gold in the event. He ran a season’s best 10.03 in the event last season, in which was an off year. We expect to see the veteran in the Doha Final, which would be an accomplishment in itself.
- Christian Coleman (USA)- He is the odds on favorite to win the event, and take the throne as the World’s fastest man going forward. Coleman, holds the World record in the Men’s 60 meter dash with a time of 6.34. Last season, he ran the 6th fastest 100 meter dash time in history 9.79 at the Bruxelles Diamond League. The past three outdoor seasons he has run season bests of 9.85(2016), 9.82(2017), and 9.79 (2018). The past two outdoor seasons he has held the #1 time in the World.
- Ronnie Baker (USA)- During the 2018 Outdoor season he won seven 100 meter dash races, and had ten sub 10 performances in the 100 meter dash. His personal best of 9.87 last season ranked as the #2 time in the World. His consistency makes him a major threat for the World Championship.
- Noah Lyles (USA) – He ran a personal best 9.88 in the 100 meter dash last season. That performance ranked #3 in the World last season. Though the 200 meter dash may be his best event, he proved last season he is a force to be reckoned with in the 100 meter dash. Lyles, has the foot speed to close on his opponents during the last 30 meters of the race, and that makes him scary. We wouldn’t be surprised in he doubles for gold in Doha.
- Su Bingtian (China)- After a very successful 2019 Indoor season where he went unbeaten in the 60 meter dash he will turn to the Outdoor season to duplicate that form. Bingtian, ran four sub-10 100 meter dash times in 2018. He ran a personal best 9.91 to win the Madrid meeting, which ranked #5 in the World for 2018. The first 60 meters will never be a problem for him, but if he can develop the endurance down the stretch, it will be fun to see his times drop.
- Zharnel Hughes (Great Britain)- The 23-year old won the 2018 European 100 meter dash gold medal with a time of 9.95. He had five sub 10 performances during the 2018 outdoor season, including his personal best 9.91 that he set in Kingston, Jamaica. If he continues to trend in the right direction, he will be in contention for the World title.