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Blake just ran 9.84 in Cayman islands, didnt hear the wind, BUT, When jeter ran she ran 11.04 with a 0.2w
All i know is Blakes run was totally legal, need to get that wind
Looked unreal coming through 50-100, not a bad start but wow top end.
It comes with the start. When you start badly it can throw off your entire race. When Bolt was in the heats in Daegu and was getting his starts down pat you could see the smoothness came right behind it.
And Walter Dix' start totally sucked at Mt. Sac, but still ran 9.85w.
Advantage Bolt and Dix, assuming they run a complete race at OG. Powell and Gatlin to be heard from at Doha (assuming Powell actually races this time).
So a 9.84 with a .5 wind is equivalent to a 9.86 with no wind.
A 9.82 with a 1.8 wind (Bolt's run) is wind is equivalent to a 9.90 with no wind.
So Blake 9.86 and Bolt 9.90.
So I take back what I wrote on another thread.
Early score. Yohan Blake 1 - Usain Bolt 0.
Wind conversions here: http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/track/wind/index.html
Carmelita Jeter ran 11.04. What's up with Padgett way back?
WOMEN’S 100M RESULT
Carmelita Jeter USA x11.04
Jeneba Tarmoh USA 11.13
Muriel Ahoure Ivory Coast 11.14
Laverne Jones British Virgin Islands 11.21
Barbara Pierre USA 11.39
Milisa Barber USA 11.43
Gloria Asummu Nigeria 11.46
Samantha Henry Jamaica 11.72
MEN’S 100M RESULT
Yohan Blake Jamaica x9.84
Michael Frater Jamaica 10.05
Keston Bledman Trinidad & Tobago 10.06
Kim Collins St. Kitts & Nevis 10.11
Kemar Hyman Grand Cayman 10.20
Travis Padgett USA 10.29
Kemar Bailey Cole Jamaica 10.29
Marc Burns Trinidad & Tobago 10.31
Supporting LRC's assertion that Blake's run was slightly superior also is the fact that Michael Frater was in both races and he lost by more to Blake than Bolt.
Against Bolt, with the superior wind, Frater ran 10.00 and lost by .18.
Against Blake, he ran 10.05 and lost by .21.
Blake's sprint wasn't superior in any way.
Although I have been Blake's biggest advocate on this board, and pointed out early on in his development that HE was the one to watch for, Bolt cannot be underestimated.
Both guys are great. Right now I would say that Blake would have a slight edge in a head-to-head, because he is so consistent...but for no other reason than that. Bolt could easily lose to him, or could just as easily blow him away right now, there is just no telling.
Look at Bolt's race...his drive phase was actually pretty good, his transition was acceptable, and by his standards, his finish was mediocre.
IMHO Bolt is going about it EXACTLY the right way. The start and drive are the hardest to get right, whereas the finish can come with training volume.
Blake's start is now OK, his drive phase is OK, but his transition looks great, and his finish is solid.
Bottom line, I still don't think that Blake has the same envelope as does Bolt in the 100m.
Right now there is no edge to either, they are both all over the place form-wise and fitness-wise.
If, IF Bolt hits his top gear using his Daegu relay anchor form, he will set a new 100m WR this year.
However, I believe that Bolt has a much greater chance of injury than does Blake. Blake's form is very smooth, with very good turnover and feel for the track. Bolt's is more bombastic, with more attack, and Bolt is much longer and thinner than Blake.
Blake is taking over where Gay left off--their running styles are nearly identical as far as I can tell.
Right now there is no reason to suspect that he will go any faster than Gay did at his peak, although he will achieve that level sooner.
Unless, of course, you believe Gay to be clean and Blake to be doping (as I do).
But, however low Blake can dope to, I still think that Bolt could dope .10 faster.
Blake's consistency is amazing now--in terms of performance, he is every bit Maurice Greene's equal. He will go faster than 9.79, however.
This Brussel race makes it all the complicate. Is there something about the wide-curve-in-Brussels-theory? But why then has nobody else run so fast there?
The sprint calculator is my new favorite calculator...
All time corrected:
Bolt 19.18 Berlin '09
Bolt 19.25 Beijing '08
Blake 19.32 Brussels '11
Johnson 19.37 Atlanta '96
Bolt 19.45 Daegu '11
Bolt 19.50 Kingston '10 (on May 1st!!)
Bolt 19.57 Brussels '09
So Beijing Bolt was "faster" than Blake, as one should expect.
Back to 2012, I think Bolt's race looked good, giant steps at the finish. With Blake, you can see the accelaration, the surge for the tape which is a little bit like Gay, but I don't think they look too similar in their styles.
Hey Spit Teaser.
I suggest you don't over stretch yourself when using the English language.
I'm not sure how Bolt could have 'bombastic' sprint form, but the adjective could be used to describe your garbage written work, you pretentious fool.
Keep up the good work, expert!
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