The men’s 100 meter dash was run in Tokyo Sunday evening, which meant the live event was early Sunday morning. However, given the high profile nature of the race, NBC will be airing it live in prime time on Sunday.
If you did not already watch it, or if you just want to catch it again, the race will air at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC, NBCOlympics.com, and through the NBC Sports app. NBC’s primetime coverage will get underway at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. It will open with the men’s 100m semifinals at 7 p.m., include the women’s vault final at 7:30 p.m., offer some women’s beach volleyball in the round of 16 at 8 p.m., the women’s uneven bars final at 9 p.m., and clsoe with a host of track and field until 11 p.m.
The race will feature eight racers. They include the following:
Fred Kerley, USA
Ronnie Baker, USA
Ander de Grasse, Canada
Su Bingtian, China
Zharnel Hughes, Great Britain
Lamont Marcell Jacobs, Italy
Enoch Adegoke, Nigeria
Akani Simbine, South Africa
The current world record is held by Usain Bolt who ran a 9.58 in August 2009. Bolt also holds the Olympics record, running a 9.63 at the London Games in 2012.