LONDON -- Markham's Justyn Warner is off to the 100 metre semi-finals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Warner ran a personal best of 10.09 second in his 100 metre heat Saturday morning. Ryan Bailey of the United States won the heat in 9.88 seconds.
"My goal coming here was to just have fun and not change anything, don't change the routine. The track is fast, blazing fast," said Warner in an Athletics Canada press release.
"I have to have race of my life to get into final, that's my plan. My goal this season was sub 10.10, now the goal is sub 10.00."
The Markham sprinter will also represent Canada in the 4x100m relays.
He won the 100m at the Canadian trials in Calgary, beating not only the competition, but also bettering the Olympic standard of under 10.18 seconds. Warner finished in a blistering 10.15.
Warner was a three-time All-American while attending Texas Christian University.
The top 3 in each heat advance to the Sunday semi-finals. Defending
Olympic champion Usain Bolt cruised to first in his heat with a time of