Runners take your mark! The most exciting day of the Olympics may be Aug. 14th when the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt, races for gold. Watch the 100 meter dash finals, women’s marathon, 400m finals and more track & field action beginning at 8:30am EST. from Rio online here!
It will be a day for the history books. Usain Bolt, the 29 year-old from Jamaica, will look to add to his 6 gold medals when he races the 100 meter finals at 9:25pm EST. There will be several track & field events throughout the day including several 100m semifinals and 4 events offering medals for the winner. Women’s triple jump, men’s 400m and women’s marathon will be the other competitions which have medals at stake. WATCH OLYMPICS TRACK & FIELD FROM RIO ONLINE HERE.
Other events going down during this huge day on the track include: high jump qualifications, women’s 400 semifinals, and women’s 1500m semifinals. Allyson Felix will join runners from around the world as she competes in the women’s 400m semifinals for a shot at the finals and the record books on the 15th. Allyson has recovered from serious injuries and is looking to be in top form as she tackles Rio.
The women’s marathon will be the other medal event on this day of track action in Rio. The field of ladies running 26.2 miles will come from all over the world. Athletes from Brazil, China, Italy, Great Britain and America will test their endurance in this grueling event. Don’t miss a mile.
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for during this huge day of track and field action? Who do you think will come out on top as the fastest man on the planet? Let us know who you think will be swooping up gold in the women’s marathon and all the great races on day 9 of the Rio games.