When you have over 81 entrants, 4 qualifying rounds are required by the IAAF. With 89 declared competitors, we had 12 heats where the top 3 places and 4 fastest times (i.e. “3P4T”) advanced to the Quarter-Final round of 40 athletes.
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US Champion Aaron Thigpen, who still competes in Open races, wins his heat easily.
START LIST / Lane Assignments
2 POWELL Dalton GBR
3 THIGPEN Aaron USA
4 SCARFO’ Fabio ITA
5 ZAPHA Thierry FRA
6 LILIENTHAL Enn EST
7 MARVERTI Michele ITA
8 CALIGIANA Stefano ITA
Full results can be found here.