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Subject: RE: Gatlin wins 2012 WC's in SB 6.46
Better vid is up, with slow-mo:
Check out how Gatlin opens it up at around 40m with 2 or 3 huge strides as he transitions. OMG.
I think he should do it just a bit sooner, he seems to be running less efficiently in the latter part of his early acceleration, which is why he seems to get that turbo-boost when he transitions to a more efficient form.
He won the race then and there. I didn't see that dramatic a transition in Albuquerque, although it was a similar race.
I am totally impressed.
I have often said that the 60 and even the 100 are races that you can't really win but that you can only lose by screwing up, unless you are BJ and win it off the blocks...but Gatlin WON this race. He knew he was in a good position, and he reached out and GRABBED it.
Maybe he runs better from the front. It would have been interesting to have seen him go up against Clarke, maybe his race would have been more like Albuquerque, and not quite as good, maybe slightly tighter, if Clarke had gotten an early lead.
Totally impressive. Not smoothly pulling away like Bolt or Powell--but if he starts slightly earlier and smooths out that transition, he will pull away smoothly, and even more dramatically.
Guys like Dix, Carter, etc. should officially be worried about Gatlin. I really hope that he remains healthy.
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