|2012 Summer Olympics Track Odds – Men’s 400 Dash – Merritt Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:00|
Men's 400 Olympic Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Men’s 400 Meter Dash may see an American claim the gold at the 2012 Olympics. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.
According to oddsmakers, the United State’s LaShawn Merritt is the favorite in this event, as he has 10/11 odds to win. Other short odds to claim the gold are Kirani James (5/2) of Grenada and Luguelin Santos (11/2) of the Dominican.
Merritt won the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal in both the 400 and the 4x400. He was second in the 2011 World Championship in the 400, but won the event back in 2009. He is 26 years old.
James is competing in his first Olympic Games. He is the 2011 World Champion in this event and was the 2010 World Junior Champion in the 400. He is just 19 years old entering the Olympics.
Santos is just 18 heading into the Olympics. He competed in the 2010 Junior Summer Olympics, and won the gold in the 400. He has not medaled on the world stage like this, but did place second in the 400 in the Pan American Games last year.
The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12. For the complete odds for which track athlete will win the gold medal in the Men’s 400 Meter Dash, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s 400 Meter Dash – Odds To Win Gold
LaShawn Merritt (USA) 10/11
Kirani James (GRN) 5/2
Luguelin Santos (DOM) 11/2
Tony McQuay (USA) 7/1
Angelo Taylor (USA) 16/1
Kevin Borlee (BEL) 20/1
Jermaine Gonzales (JAM) 25/1
Martyn Rooney (GBR) 25/1
Christopher Brown (BAH) 33/1
Jonathan Borlee (BEL) 33/1