I've seen endless debates over how fast various top middle distance runners could run a short sprint with blocks. Here's your chance to be proven right or wrong.
I just saw a video where Ivo Van Damme, who silvered in both the 800 and 1500 at the 1976 Olympics, ran a 100 meters from blocks in a race.
None of his competitors were sprinters, and he beat them all.
It was a cold, wet day.
There was a strong crosswind.
I believe it was a cinder track.
Guess away, and I'll post the answer later, assuming people are interested.