I mean no disrespect to the amazing athletes that make it the Olympics, but this particular event seems a bit overrated to me.
The margin of victory in the 2004 race was 1/100th of a second! Since it’s over a very short distance, who wins basically comes down to who is lucky enough to flinch the least after the starting shot goes off.
When we get to 200m and 400m sprints, then it’s more about speed than it is about fraction of a second muscular twitches.
Frankly I don’t see why such a short distance is still an event. Line up the best sprinters in the world and it mostly seems to be pure chance that one of them comes out ahead of the other over 100 meter distance. This is evidenced by the fact that not a single 100m gold medalist has managed to cross the finish line first on two succesive Olympic finals.