Oh well, better luck next time Usain.“I was too upright. It wasn’t a good race, but it was a fast one. I don’t know where I can stop, I just try to run as fast as possible even if I was feeling a little tired.
There's a novel to be had in her cheekbones and lips alone.I could write an essay on the poise of Blanka Vlasic.
It'll get more like women's sprinting is now, with unbeatable marks and no-one breaking the record for 20 years...ie, unfortunately, a lot less riveting.also, if he gets an injury which is terminal and he can "only" run 9.75s for the rest of his career, will it get boring?
Historically the 200m record has been less than twice the 100m record, which is strange on reflection as top speed is meant to be reached at about 60m. Either way, in the longer race the runner is flying at the 100m mark, and 'starts' the 2nd 100m with considerable momentum, rather than from the starting blocks.http://berlin.iaaf.org/mm/document/...454_httppostedfile_wch09_m200_final_15272.pdf
splits from last night.
no doubts in my mind that he can do under 19 seconds if he's fit and ready. definite slowing in the last quarter, plus he ran 14.36 over 150m in manchester and, whilst there was no bend in manchester, his first 100m then was only 9.90 (and he wasn't at the peak of his training)