Trojan Alum, Michael Norman, Runs World-Leading 100m

Trojan Alum, Michael Norman, Runs World-Leading 100m

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  • Missing a couple names on the Americans under 9.86 list.

    Christian Coleman PB is 9.76
    Trayvon Brommell 9.84
    Mike Rodgers 9.85
    (Gatlin is actually 9.74)

    Regardless, mighty impressive from Norman.

  • poodlemothra said... (original post)All records are eventually broken. It will be the same for Bolt's 100m and 200m records

    Not all records are broken. I don’t see any normal sized man breaking Usains 100 meter record. He set his first world record, of 9.72 the FIFTH time he ever ran the race in Senior track. The fist time he ran it it, he ran 10.3.

    Another record of his that I don’t believe will ever be broken is his 3 straight 100-200 doubles in the Olympics.

    Put it this way, someone may break his 9.58, but neither of us will be alive to see it. If you look at the history of the 100 meter world record, it goes down in extremely small increments over the fifty years before Bolt ran his 9.72, When Maurice Greene took .05 off it in 1999, that was considered almost an impossible feat. It took almost 50 years to take the record from 10:06 to 10.74. That’s about .25 second. In Fifty Years. Usain took .16 seconds off it in 1 year. Since then no one has come within .11 second of that, and that’s Tyson Gay behind a 2.0 mph wind.

    Usain Bolt was an anomaly , a freak and the fact he took 3 strides for eveyone else’s 4, cannot be overlooked.

    This post was edited by blemblam 13 days ago

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  • blemblam said... (original post)Usain’s 9:58 may never be broken.

    Just imagine if he actually ran the race hard the whole way through, He would have probably ran a 9.2

    This post was edited by PacTown26 8 days ago

  • PacTown26 said... (original post)Just imagine if he actually ran the race hard the whole way through, He would have probably ran a 9.2

    True. That’s really my point. He obliterated not just the WR’s, he obliterated the standards, the very paradigm of what we thought was possible. He had, at best, mediocre starts, had a horrible habit of looking side to side, which is why his coach was hesitant to let him try the 100 Meters, and would almost never run through the tape.

    We‘ve never seen a 6’5” man who’s turnover rate was equal to men half a foot smaller, but who’s stride was a good foot longer than the same men. It’s just crazy. We will never know what he could have done had he ever taken the sport as seriously as some of his peers.

  • blemblam said... (original post)True. That’s really my point. He obliterated not just the WR’s, he obliterated the standards, the very paradigm of what we thought was possible. He ...

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