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Poster: Space Ghost
Subject: RE: Flojo's 10.49
Not to beat a dead horse, but I have to respond to the people whose memories are that the wind during that race were not extreme. I was there, too, and everyone around me had the same reaction: wind gauge malfunction. It was a hurricane. But you don't need to rely on memory to determine it was a wind-aided performance:
There was also a second quarterfinal with a 0.0 reading. What are the odds of that? One in a gabillion? The third quarterfinal had a 5.x wind reading.
Every one of the 11 athletes who advanced from the two "0.0 wind" heats ran slower in the semis, when the gauge registered a POSITIVE (but legal) wind reading. By an average of 0.2 seconds.
6 of the top 10 US times of the year came from those two "0.0 wind" QUARTERFINAL heats?
There is absolutely no way to explain all this without concluding a large wind assist in those two heats.
Some numbers geek did a full analysis in Track Technique. He estimates a 5.x mps wind.
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