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Old 08-20-2009, 02:53 PM    (permalink
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So in 5 years when it comes out that he was juiced up when he did it, will anyone be shocked?
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Never been someone else more appropriately named.
Prince Fielder? No, Bolt is still a better name. But Fielder is pretty good.
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Never been someone else more appropriately named.
what if he was named Insane Bolt.
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what if he was named Insane Bolt.
Hmmmm, maybe. Someone should find out the meaning of the name Usain.
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Hmmmm, maybe. Someone should find out the meaning of the name Usain.
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So in 5 years when it comes out that he was juiced up when he did it, will anyone be shocked?
No I wouldn't. I really hope that isn't the case, but track and field has had many doping problems this decade to be overlooked. Most guys who have run sub 9.8 100m have tested positive for some type of PED. I'm hoping that he's legit, but it's not entirely out of the question that he's on something.
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So in 5 years when it comes out that he was juiced up when he did it, will anyone be shocked?
They test at the events, now. At least that is what they were saying on the broadcast.
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Yeah it's stupid but, I just want to see him on a football field running some fly routes. Just once. haha.
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Yeah it's stupid but, I just want to see him on a football field running some fly routes. Just once. haha.
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Scary thing is he's still very young and he can get faster. The man is just a freak of nature. I agree with Ghetto, if he has a chance to have a year of training without injury, who knows what he's capable of. 19.00? 9.3 100M?

******* crazy.
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Scary thing is he's still very young and he can get faster. The man is just a freak of nature. I agree with Ghetto, if he has a chance to have a year of training without injury, who knows what he's capable of. 19.00? 9.3 100M?

******* crazy.
I think a 19 flat 200 is much more reachable than a 9.3 100. With his 200 I see so many more places where he could improve. First would be conditioning. If he can get into running 400's with regularity it would give him that finishing kick in the last 20 meters that right now he has to fight to. Then there are the minor tweaks like getting out of the blocks and hugging closer to the inside of his lane on the turn. I really think sub 19.10 is very possible for him. Shaving more time off his 100 will be tough to do. I'll never rule out anything with Bolt though, lol. I honestly though don't think he's juicing. He was already fast as hell as a 20 year old and as he got taller and filled out his body he just took a step into a whole new galaxy. He's great for the sport of track and field. Jamaica now though is clearly the king of sprints on both the men and women's side of the field.
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honestly, he could probably run a 43 second 400 pretty easily if he worked at it. We may be witnessing the greatest runner since prefontaine. The worst part is, the sports America used to dominate are being taken over by other countries because their best athletes all play that sport. Think about it. If you are an amazing athlete in america, you dont run track and field, you go play football or basketball, not soccer. We have come to a point in society where we forget about the truest of all forms of athletic competition until Justin Gatlin starts pumping the juice and breaking world records. Why isnt Jeffrey Demps, a 10.0 18 year old a couple years a go running track anymore? Football. Why isnt the fastest 300 hurdler in high school history running the quarter hurdles? Football. You can't honestly tell me Calvin Johnson would not be a sub 10 100 runner if he worked at it. But lets face it, until Track and Field blows up more in America, we will start to lose at it. How many people in America know about the rivalry between Jeremy Wariner and LaShawn Merritt in the 400 meters? What about Trindon Holliday vs. Jacoby Ford in the NCAA 100 meter dash? And does anyone even know who Will Claye is?
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The thing is, how can you compare the experience of playing in front of 80-90 thousand people every week. Also, there is the whole $$$$$ factor.
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I think a 19 flat 200 is much more reachable than a 9.3 100. With his 200 I see so many more places where he could improve. First would be conditioning. If he can get into running 400's with regularity it would give him that finishing kick in the last 20 meters that right now he has to fight to. Then there are the minor tweaks like getting out of the blocks and hugging closer to the inside of his lane on the turn. I really think sub 19.10 is very possible for him. Shaving more time off his 100 will be tough to do. I'll never rule out anything with Bolt though, lol. I honestly though don't think he's juicing. He was already fast as hell as a 20 year old and as he got taller and filled out his body he just took a step into a whole new galaxy. He's great for the sport of track and field. Jamaica now though is clearly the king of sprints on both the men and women's side of the field.
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I wasn't trying to imply that all. In fact I agree with you 100%. Idk, I think America needs to overhaul its MLS thing to a Multi-Nation thing, North America cities. And for track, I dont know how they could make that more popular, other than have it be professional and actually mean something. This race was in Germany. Why not put a temporary surface down in the LA Coliseum and sell tickets to it? I would love to go.
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Its because he is named Bolt, how can a guy with that last name lose?
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All time greatest athlete of our lifetime IMO.
That's a good point. Let's not compare across sports for now, but in track and field, could he be the best ever? He's not just winning every race. He is destroying his competition. It would be like the Steelers playing single A HS football in a weak football state. It just isn't fair. I'm no track history expert, but is there anyone else who's been able to do that? To consistently blow his competition away and set world records? Because he is unreal. And success against the people they're up against is IMO the most important part of cross-era comparisons.

He's competing against people who get the same advantages of training that he does. Obviously in decades past, training was nowhere near the level it's at today, so IMO it's not fair to compare raw time data from different eras to today. But you can certainly compare what is happening against the field. And I've never seen anyone, in any sport do what Bolt is doing.
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So in 5 years when it comes out that he was juiced up when he did it, will anyone be shocked?
In track and field they test directly before and after every single event.
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He is an absolute freak.

Him winning the 100m in the Olympic games was my favourite moment of those games and I hope he is there in 2012 to do it again.
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That's a good point. Let's not compare across sports for now, but in track and field, could he be the best ever? He's not just winning every race. He is destroying his competition. It would be like the Steelers playing single A HS football in a weak football state. It just isn't fair. I'm no track history expert, but is there anyone else who's been able to do that? To consistently blow his competition away and set world records? Because he is unreal. And success against the people they're up against is IMO the most important part of cross-era comparisons.

He's competing against people who get the same advantages of training that he does. Obviously in decades past, training was nowhere near the level it's at today, so IMO it's not fair to compare raw time data from different eras to today. But you can certainly compare what is happening against the field. And I've never seen anyone, in any sport do what Bolt is doing.
Michael Johnson and Steve Prefontaine are the only two who were as dominant as Bolt was. Johnson was the best 400m runner ever, who could run a 200 just as good. And Prefontaine broke the 2 mile high school record as a senior by 8 seconds. he won 120 of the 153 races he ran and set american records in the 2000 to the 10000 leading up to his tragic death before the 1976 olympics.
EDIT: There is 7 events between the 2000 and the 10000.
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