Olympics 2012 - Can anyone stop USA in the 4x400m relay?

The men’s 4x400m will be one of the final events at the Olympic Games and it is sure to be an enthralling 3 minutes or so.

Although there is not usually the drama with the baton that you get in the 4x100m, it is certainly entertaining and one of the blue ribbon events in Athletics.

The team to stop look to be America, they have won this event more time that any other at the Olympics.

However, it has not been a smooth preparation as the USA would like as their main runner in this event, LaShawn Merritt has had to withdraw through injury.

Merritt is one of the best 400m runners in the world at the moment and will certainly be missed as he led them to victory in 2008.

It is Jeremy Warner who could be drafted in as his replacement. Warner has been in poor form recently and failed to qualify for the individual event. That said though, he is capable of putting in a big performance.

Looking at the latest betting bonus for the USA, they are available at 9/13 with SkyBet.

After that, you can get odds as long as 4/1 for the nearest challengers Bahamas who may have to battle it out for silver.

Jamaica and Belgium can then both be backed at 10/1.

As for Team GB, in all honestly it is a medal that is likely to be there best hope. It would surly take the USA and maybe another team to drop the baton or put in a shocking performance to take gold.

But with the home crowd behind them anything can happen and they are being offered at 22/1.

Dai Greene will be looking bounce back after a disappointing result in the 400m hurdles. The British men taking a medal, any colour has odds of 6/4 with Ladbrokes.

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