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James Dasaolu wins stunning 100m race to book place in GB team for Rio

Great Britain's James Dasaolu (R) after victory in the final of the 100m from James Ellington (L) and Chijindu Ujah (C)

Moments before the starter’s gun shattered the hush of the Alexander Stadium and rocket-launched the greatest 100m race ever seen on these shores, James Dasaolu checked his lane number and wondered whether it might be an omen. Lane four. The same as three years ago here when, on a sweltering day, he bulldozed through the 10-second barrier for the first time.

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Great Britain's James Dasaolu (R) after victory in the final of the 100m from James Ellington (L) and Chijindu Ujah (C)

James Dasaolu wins stunning 100m race to book place in GB team for Rio

Moments before the starter’s gun shattered the hush of the Alexander Stadium and rocket-launched the greatest 100m race ever seen on these shores, James Dasaolu checked his lane number and wondered whether it might be an omen. Lane four. The same as three years ago here when, on a sweltering day, he bulldozed through the 10-second barrier for the first time.