Won the world championships today in the 100m with a new world record of 9.58 besting his WR from the Olympics last year of 9.69. He still looked back and slowed it down the last 10m of the race. The guy is flat out inhuman. A guy 6-5" shouldn't be a great sprinter. I absolutely believe with the way he is getting out of the blocks now that if he continues to improve center and runs all the way through the line the guy can run in the 9.3's. It's incomprehensible to be honest. Big props though to Tyson *** for running an American World record of 9.71 and having the fastest time in history not including Usain Bolt times. I actually think that the 200m finals later this week will be absolutely epic. I think Tyson *** is even better in the 200. Tyson *** has a better shot at the 200 because the fact that he's a superior turn runner, and has incomparable top end speed and turnover. Still Bolt will probably shatter his own record again but don't be surprised if Tyson makes it close if Bolt doesn't run his best.
I wouldnt be surprised if Usain goes 18 point in the 200. *** is a great turn runner, but Bolt's top speed is unreal.
I can actually see *** running down Bolt in a 200 if Bolt doesn't keep his foot on the pedal until at least the last 15 meters, *** has the best turnover and top end speed IMO, Bolt is just such a long strider. I think if *** would make improvements in his start on the 100 like Bolt has done, he could be a lot closer than he is right now. Still though Bolt seems like he's never really run a complete race.
BTW I hate the new rule which will be put in place starting next year. Any false start and you are eliminated. This will really damper on runners going for world records. You always will have a bit of delay as in the past runners have been able to really hit the gun when they were given at least 1 false start to the field. I hate the change. I do understand the reason though. Having to re-start really ruins your rhythm.
This is unreal. I never thought he could shave .11 seconds off of that time this year. He had no business running that time. Tyson *** dropped out so he had no competition, I thought he wouldn't go for it, but damn he ran hard through the whole race and just blew the world record away. Even if Tyson was healthy and in this race I think the best he can run is mid 19.4's, but Usain once he does more work on his turn running I think he could threaten near 19 flat, which is just inhumane. Unreal. When MJ ran a 19.32 in the 96 Atlanta games I thought no one would ever touch his record. And to think Usain hasn't even had a regular season as he has been recovering from that foot injury in the car accident he was in. If he starts running more 400's, and upping his cardio, his 200 time could be that much better. Now his last 5 championship races have been world records, incredible. Expect him to set his 3rd record of the championships later this week as the Jamaican relay team should break there record from last year as long as Asafa runs that good last leg.