US sprinter Maurice Greene, who successfully defended the 100 metres world title twice, thinks Usain Bolt’s three-year monopoly on the sprint titles at major championships can come to an end this weekend.
Bolt won the 100 and 200 metres with world record times at both the 2008 Olympics and 2009 world championships. The Jamaican has been in less dominant form this year after his return from a back injury that ended his 2010 season. Greene thinks he has started to look vulnerable. “If you’ve seen in the past, he was so far ahead of everybody else,” said Greene. “Now he’s barely winning. He’s doing a couple of things differently which is not allowing him to be the Usain that runs on a different planet.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2011.