The 100 metres - the ultimate expression of 'less is more'.
Like all tests of speed, you want it to finish as quickly as possible.
Unlike the others, its sheer brevity is what makes it so appealing.
Athletic endeavour in its purest form, reduced to an impossibly intense blast of bulging muscle and blurred feet.
Some people paid £2,000 for tickets to the Usain Bolt show - they will tell you their £207.68 per second represented value for money.
Bolt cemented his place among the Olympic legends, but this was not the coronation of Beijing, where he spent the last 20 metres slowing down, beatingRead More »from 9.63 seconds that will define London 2012