**USAIN BOLT IS FREAKING OTHER WORLDLY**World Athletics Championships 09

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  • DCEric

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    Jul 12, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    I run, but mostly in charity events. Nothing really to chat about, because my goal is to finish the race, not to get a good time.
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    Jul 12, 2009 3:34 AM GMT
    "Fucking, eh!" And, a right nice example you set, Sir.
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    Jul 12, 2009 10:08 AM GMT
    BERLIN August 2009 --- 15th till 23rd World Championships icon_biggrin.gif

    (I watched the DKB-ISTAF (Berlin - June '09). Did you hear any final word on how the athletes felt about the new track surface?)

    Looking forward (as most are) to the Men's 100, 400, 1500, 4x100, 4x400
    Women's 100, 400, 4x100, 4x400

    also the: pole vault, high jump, decathlon

    I've been following the lead-up events to Berlin and also like the early season relay meets: penn, drake, texas, mt sac.
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    Jul 12, 2009 2:55 PM GMT
    jtaustin saidBERLIN August 2009 --- 15th till 23rd World Championships icon_biggrin.gif

    (I watched the DKB-ISTAF (Berlin - June '09). Did you hear any final word on how the athletes felt about the new track surface?)

    Looking forward (as most are) to the Men's 100, 400, 1500, 4x100, 4x400
    Women's 100, 400, 4x100, 4x400

    also the: pole vault, high jump, decathlon

    I've been following the lead-up events to Berlin and also like the early season relay meets: penn, drake, texas, mt sac.


    No I haven't heard anything as yet concerning the track. I was at the golden league meet in Berlin last year. It's a great stadium. I could be wrong but the track doesn't seem especially fast

    Mens 100 - Bolt
    Mens 200 - Bolt
    Mens 400 - Merrit

    Tyson is good, but I don't think he can beat Bolt. He stands a better chance in the 200M to do it though

    Womens 100 - this is too close to call -I'm going to give the edge to Kerron Stewart- she seems to be the most consistent thus far

    Women's 400 - Sanya Richards has to be the favorite

    4x100 Men = Tough one- the US has to stop dropping the bloody batton though. It's going to be the US and Jamaica

    4x100 women - tough one- Both the US and Jamaica have to stop dropping the batton- US and Jamaica challenging for top honours in this one as well

    Decathlon is wide open
    High jump and pole vault I haven't been following much except for Isinbayeva

    There are going to be some close races in the middle and long distances as well.
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    Jul 12, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    The first meet on the new surface was 6/09 - it's bright blue. icon_cool.gif
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    Do you know of a website that has the fastest times run this year?
    I'm curious to see how close the times are between Bolt and his competitors.
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    Jul 13, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    Caught some of the Golden Gala from Rome (took place july 10th) last night on Universal Sports.

    Tyson ran a 9.77 - currently the world leading time. I'm still favoring Bolt, but I think it will be a better race than the Olympics. Tyson looked ragged in the prelims and ran a 9.96. Looked a lot smoother in the final. The announcers said he'd only run maybe 1 other 100 this year? He'd been concentrating on the 400. Asafa went a 9.96

    Karron Stewart ran a 10.75 at the same meet. She looks amazing. She was pulling away from the field at the end of the race.

    Sanya Richards went a 49 mid (don't remember the exact time), leaving the field behind in the last 30 meters. very strong race

    I didn't see the men's 400.

    Also, I wasn't aware that the IAAF was considering abolishing the false start rule. Anyone jumping the gun would be DQ'd. Sounds like the decision will be made in Berlin for the 2010 season. Wonder what affect that will have on World Records that are current when the rule takes effect?
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    Jul 13, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    jtaustin saidCaught some of the Golden Gala from Rome (took place july 10th) last night on Universal Sports.

    Tyson ran a 9.77 - currently the world leading time. I'm still favoring Bolt, but I think it will be a better race than the Olympics. Tyson looked ragged in the prelims and ran a 9.96. Looked a lot smoother in the final. The announcers said he'd only run maybe 1 other 100 this year? He'd been concentrating on the 400. Asafa went a 9.96

    Karron Stewart ran a 10.75 at the same meet. She looks amazing. She was pulling away from the field at the end of the race.

    Sanya Richards went a 49 mid (don't remember the exact time), leaving the field behind in the last 30 meters. very strong race

    I didn't see the men's 400.


    Yeah I saw the event on UniversalSports the same day that it was taking place

    Tyson looked a lot smoother true - but I'm still giving it to Bolt in the 100M and 200M

    I don't know if it's the jet lag or someting, but except for Tyson and Richards Americans are not performing very well in Europe.

    Sort of like what happened in Beijing. It's as if they peak for the US trials and that's it! I mean for the US trials Jeter and Lee both ran around 10.8 to win. Jeter could only now manage 11.01 in the same final that Stewart won in 10.75. Lee didn't even make it to the final. I think she ran 11.4 in her semis
    If Jeter and Lee don't get their act together quickly - it will be another Jamaican sweep in the ladies 100M

    Actually I think Asasfa ran 9.88 in the final when tyson ran 9.77
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    Jul 13, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    jtaustin saidThe first meet on the new surface was 6/09 - it's bright blue. icon_cool.gif
    oly.jpg

    Do you know of a website that has the fastest times run this year?
    I'm curious to see how close the times are between Bolt and his competitors.


    Yes I do:

    http://www.iaaf.org/ keeps a track of all the world's leading times.

    It looks like the same blue track from last year and the year before that to me. icon_biggrin.gif

    I still think it's slow. Wind isn't usually not a factor in that stadium though so we'll see what happens with the times
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    Jul 13, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    Track and Field is an Olympic sport, as is if it's not during the Olympics, no one really knows all that much about it.
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    Jul 13, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    Ha! I thought the blue was new. icon_biggrin.gif

    I was wondering about tapers. I guess it makes sense that the US times went up. If they tapered for Oregon, they should be increasing their miles right now before tapering again for Berlin. Last time I competed in T&F was High School - so I never had to peak for multiple meets. But that's how we played the taper game in swimming.

    With athletes at this level - sometimes I think it matters more where their heads are on the day rather than their bodies (barring injury). And Bolt always seems to be riding high with confidence. I think he'll win as well... but I hope it's at least a good race.

    Thanks for the website!
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    Jul 13, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    DCEric saidI run, but mostly in charity events. Nothing really to chat about, because my goal is to finish the race, not to get a good time.


    why don't you want to get a good time? isn't that a worthy challenge?
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    Jul 13, 2009 10:35 PM GMT
    calibro saidTrack and Field is an Olympic sport, as is if it's not during the Olympics, no one really knows all that much about it.


    yeah - that's what it is in america- not in europe or other parts of the world though.

    a shame really - the fitness and accomplishments i find quite worthy of mention

    not to mention seeing those dicks flap from side to side as the guys are thundering down the track
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    Jul 13, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    jtaustin saidHa! I thought the blue was new. icon_biggrin.gif

    I was wondering about tapers. I guess it makes sense that the US times went up. If they tapered for Oregon, they should be increasing their miles right now before tapering again for Berlin. Last time I competed in T&F was High School - so I never had to peak for multiple meets. But that's how we played the taper game in swimming.

    With athletes at this level - sometimes I think it matters more where their heads are on the day rather than their bodies (barring injury). And Bolt always seems to be riding high with confidence. I think he'll win as well... but I hope it's at least a good race.

    Thanks for the website!


    quite welcome. my pleasure.

    I ran track in highschool as well as first to years at uni, i don't understand why the american athletes are tapering at the wrong times. perhaps we need to send them to jamaica

    and look at this. in a competition held today in Athens another female jamaican athlete just ran another sub 10. The best the american athlete could do was an 11.04. and she's our best prospect!!!

    I tell you if they don't get their act together the jamaicans will run 1,2,3,4 !!!!!
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    jtaustin saidHa! I thought the blue was new. icon_biggrin.gif

    I was wondering about tapers. I guess it makes sense that the US times went up. If they tapered for Oregon, they should be increasing their miles right now before tapering again for Berlin. Last time I competed in T&F was High School - so I never had to peak for multiple meets. But that's how we played the taper game in swimming.

    With athletes at this level - sometimes I think it matters more where their heads are on the day rather than their bodies (barring injury). And Bolt always seems to be riding high with confidence. I think he'll win as well... but I hope it's at least a good race.

    Thanks for the website!


    it could be a new blue - but no i saw a blue track in 2007 and 2008 when i went to the golden league meet icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 13, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    jtaustin saidHa! I thought the blue was new. icon_biggrin.gif

    I was wondering about tapers. I guess it makes sense that the US times went up. If they tapered for Oregon, they should be increasing their miles right now before tapering again for Berlin. Last time I competed in T&F was High School - so I never had to peak for multiple meets. But that's how we played the taper game in swimming.

    With athletes at this level - sometimes I think it matters more where their heads are on the day rather than their bodies (barring injury). And Bolt always seems to be riding high with confidence. I think he'll win as well... but I hope it's at least a good race.

    Thanks for the website!


    I think the men 100M and 200M will both be good races

    I think Tyson will pust bolt. If conditions are right I expect the following

    100M bolt wins in 9.59 : Tyson second in 9.72
    200M bolt wins in 19.42: Tyson second in 19.50
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    Jul 14, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    Oh man, I just saw Bolt win the 200 in Lausanne (7/7/09). In.The.Rain 19.59. He beat the field by at least 10m. It's going to be a huge upset if he doesn't win in Berlin.
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    Jul 14, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    jtaustin saidOh man, I just saw Bolt win the 200 in Lausanne (7/7/09). In.The.Rain 19.59. He beat the field by at least 10m. It's going to be a huge upset if he doesn't win in Berlin.


    yeah and did you see who was running behind him in 2nd and 3rd?????

    2nd was Merrit the Olympic 400M champion who runs a decent 200M. He has run 20.00

    3rd was Shawn Crawford who ran 19.6 to win the US championships only 2 weeks earlier. In this race I think he ran 20.40

    I mean come on!! What's wrong with this picture? Bolt made them look like rank amateurs
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    Jul 14, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    Painful... the camera had to shift angles just to keep the other runners in the picture. Ouch.

    I'm curious to know what the training strategy is to keep the runners prepped for this series of meets. US vs JAM - what they're doing differently.


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    jtaustin saidPainful... the camera had to shift angles just to keep the other runners in the picture. Ouch.

    I'm curious to know what the training strategy is to keep the runners prepped for this series of meets. US vs JAM - what they're doing differently.



    that's a good question. I wish i knew. I think we are all under the assumption that since the US is the wealthier we would have the best of facilities. We had the best drug labs it is true.

    but there seems to be something drastically wrong now
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    Jul 14, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    Oh BTW incase you missed any of the Golden League Meet recently held in Rome,, UniversalSports is showing it now 11PM EST
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    Jul 14, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    I'm reading up on Taper tactics to try and understand what might be going on a bit better:

    Taper tactics 1

    Cool website: http://www.letsrun.com/

    Video of Bolt's Lausanne run & Gay's Rome run: http://www.letsrun.com/2009/weekthatwas0713.php


    Cool Story:
    Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun 'discovered' while running to catch a bus. Story
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    Jul 15, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    jtaustin saidI'm reading up on Taper tactics to try and understand what might be going on a bit better:

    Taper tactics 1

    Cool website: http://www.letsrun.com/

    Video of Bolt's Lausanne run & Gay's Rome run: http://www.letsrun.com/2009/weekthatwas0713.php


    Cool Story:
    Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun 'discovered' while running to catch a bus. Story


    Nice story on the young sprinter. But you do realize that Bolt is 22. That British sprinter better get his act together.

    I have both Bolt and Tysons run on DVD.

    Thanks for info on the let's run website
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    Jul 15, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    i ran track in high school.. 100m was really good. if i stayed home i would be on the national team...but i had bigger dreams.. icon_smile.gif and Mr bolt has done my nation proud.....
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    Jul 15, 2009 3:01 AM GMT
    tereseus1 saidi ran track in high school.. 100m was really good. if i stayed home i would be on the national team...but i had bigger dreams.. icon_smile.gif and Mr bolt has done my nation proud.....
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    Well you could have used running as a stepping stone to your dreams, you know?

    Yes he certainly has. He has taken sprinting into a different universe.