Yes. Already one of the fastest runs, ever.
The fact that he's great is old news--the only real question remaining is how fast can he go? That would have been a 9.72 with a max allowable wind...
Powell has already put up a big number this year, and Bolt would have put up a big one if he hadn't false-started.
That leaves Gay, who knows what he will do next year.
Should it still be the Big 3+1, or is it now officially the Big 4?
Powell was his usual self--groin injury my a$$. He got his usual great first 40m, but failed to transition well. His top form was useless. When will this guy learn.
I'm not suggesting that he run at top speed exactly like Gay and Blake--but I am sorry, he has to run more like them if he wants to stay competitive. He knows it. And it's not that he's too big--even Bolt runs more like them at top speed, except on that WR relay leg.
Powell is a tool. He was totally ducking Blake in the last meeting where he dropped out at the last minute. Headcase. Unless he improves his finish, he won't be anywhere near Bolt, Blake, and Gay (if Gay can come back).
So the Big 3 are now Bolt, Gay, and Blake, and the +1 is Powell. If Powell could get his usual first 40, and run the last 60 anything like the Big 3, he would go 9.6x.
He pisses me off.
BLAKE! Take a look at his running form, he races more and more like Gay every day. Their racing styles are virtually identical.
9.82, along with his other runs this season, gives him one of the best seasons of anybody, ever. He has to be considered among the very best at this point, easily in 9.7x territory with any wind, and low 9.7x territory with max wind.