A superb 9.91 clocking in the 100m semi-final of the British Championships saw James Dasaolu become the quickest man in Europe this year.

With both Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay shockingly failing drug tests in recent weeks, Dasaolu now finds himself as the third quickest man in the world, only surpassed by Jamaican Nesta Carter and former drug cheat Justin Gatlin.

Dasoulu spoke to the Guardian: "It's good to finally crack that magical number of sub-10."

"And to do it in Britain means so much to me, in front of a home crowd."

The south London-born athlete has been a good prospect ever since he won the England U23 Championships five years ago. 2013 has certainly been Dasaolu’s year with a superb silver medal in the European Indoor Championships in March.

He certainly has the ability to run under 9.90, something which he will probably need to do if he wants to become the first British man since Darren Campbell in 2003 to medal at the World Championships.

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