LONDON, ENGLAND — American sprinter Ryan Bailey said it was easy going in his 100m heat.
"I equalled my personal best. I just wanted to get out and run my heat. I knew that if I stayed healthy I'd be OK. It was surprisingly easy."
On the influence of Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin he said: "I'm still young. The older guys on the team are giving me pointers."
He was not overly worried about his start.
"It was intentional, I just wanted to get through this round," he said, "There's no pressure on me whatsoever. I really focus on myself and I'm not aware of anyone else. I'm having fun, that's what it's all about."