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RE: VICAUT 9.95 (+0.9) and 9.95 (+0.3) at French Nationals 2013
Lemaitre needs to train with Vicaut.
He would need a good year of base just to get to the point where he could begin to do the things that Vicaut does, he is THAT far behind IMO.
Look at the interview, the guy's upper arms are only as big as his forearms, and that's not big at all.
He will NEVER progress until he hits the weights. NEVER.
I see sprinters 150/160 lbs with bigger bi's than Lemaitre. Ridiculous. They cannot be underestimated when sprinting. He will never achieve turnover without bigger, stronger arms.
Look at how Vicaut's turnover crushes Lemaitre's midway through the race.
Fortunately, Lemaitre has time before Rio.
But, he needs to start THE DAY AFTER MOSCOW FINISHES. He is WAY behind, he has essentially wasted 2 years in which he could have been developing.
There is no good reason he isn't a 9.90 basic sprinter right now. None.
As for Vicaut, finally he is reaping the benefits of the hard work that he puts in. He is committed, dedicated, focused. He should achieve a Surin-esque level of performance.
Here's another thing: even though Lemaitre has him on the year in the 200, he will become a superior 200m runner to Lemaitre at 19.80
Vicaut is MJ, only now, more so! He is either better now in the 100 than MJ ever was, or if MJ had run 100's in his super year of 1996, then equal to MJ. Can you imagine if Vicaut had run the first 100 in his recent 200 like this? The first 100 of that 200 was conservative, which is probably why he was elated after the race, because he now knows what he is capable of.
I don't necessarily expect fireworks in the French Nationals 200m because these two 9.95's have to be pretty emotionally draining, but I would not be at all surprised if he were to emerge the next sub-20 guy, if only just. Yes, a .30-.35 improvement in the 200m over only a two-week period.
Lemaitre had better look out in the 200m, because Vicaut was pulling away from him at the end of the 100m.
I think that something's wrong with Lemaitre, he looks fatigued. Vicaut could easily win the 200, but only because I think that Lemaitre might put up a relatively crappy time.
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