Quote Of The Day
“When I went in there [the press box], there was a lot of screaming and yelling about ‘Where’s the wind reading? Where’s the wind reading?’ And the wind reading didn’t come up. I’m wondering what the hell they are going to do about this because you can’t have a world record without a wind reading.
And the guy who was in charge of the timing was shouting back that ‘We have it, it’s just not displayed, we have, it’s in the computer.’ He kept saying it’s in the computer. I don’t know how long it was afterwards where he said, ‘We finally have it now. The wind reading is 0.0.'”
– Public address announcer Frank Zarnowski describing the chaotic scene after Flo-Jo ran her almost certainly wind-aided 10.49 world record. On a day when read readings were often over 5.0 m/s, the idea that suddenly it popped up at zero is absurd. Of course, more than 89% of LRC visitors think the record is absurd for for another reason.