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The summer Olympics is less than months away from the start and as such some of the best track and field athletes are gearing up for the big trials in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8.

One of such dress rehearsals is what took place yesterday at the Duval County Challenge [Part of the American Track League] where Ronnie Baker edged Jamaica’s Yohan Blake to win the men’s 100m, running 9.99 seconds.

The 2011 World Championship – Yohan Blake came second clocking 10.09 seconds while Marvin Bracy-William finished third in 10.11 seconds.

Below is the race:

But one other note, during the race, they timed the runners in the first 40 yards, to compare them to the NFL’s fastest. The record at the combine in the 40 is 4.22, run by the Bengals John Ross. Baker ran his first 40 in 4.19, in the process, he earned a $5,000 bonus.

Among the winners included, six-time Olympic gold medalist – Allyson Felix, who is trying to make her fifth Olympic Games, and her first after becoming a mother. Felix took care of business in the women’s 400 meters, winning by a comfortable margin. Expect to see her in Tokyo.

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