Usain Bolt
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Olympic sprint final: The man behind the starting gun

It is arguably the most anticipated 10 seconds of every Olympic Games. When it comes to the 100 metres men's final, you would struggle to find a more exciting race for medals.

On August 5, just before 2200, the attention of the world will focus on those eight lanes and - briefly - on 61-year-old Alan Bell from County Durham.

Tim Muffett has been along to meet him.

  • 15 Jun 2012
Go to next video: Kenya's 'capital of athletics'