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RE: VICAUT 9.95 (+0.9) and 9.95 (+0.3) at French Nationals 2013
Carter's 9.87 in Madrid is highly suspect, consider the thread I started on it where I talk about RT's, etc.

Something was likely wrong with that timing, and the 9.87 shouldn't be taken as legit until there is some further confirmation, although considering the wind it is maybe believable...although the wind reading itself is suspect.

Vicaut is young, has developed well, and is intrinsically solid. Unlike bogus timing at many meets, this was accurate timing, 9.95 with very little wind.

LOOK at those sprints, forget about the times. Those were absolutely world-class, elite, strong, super-sprints. This guy is an absolute machine. With his equipment, if his form were fixed today, he would be one of the fastest guys ever, approaching that clean 9.80 barrier under excellent conditions.

The QUALITY of those sprints is absolutely astounding, among the absolute best I have ever seen. Like another poster commented, it looked like he was jogging the last 50m of the semi. It was easy, the power just flowed.

He has spent a ton of time doing the base work that is required to produce a sprint like that, and it shows. Some guys are just put together well, very strongly, guys like Surin, and now Vicaut. These are the types of guys who will be the best ever, clean. They don't come along too often--when you look at doped-up guys like MJ, Greene, Blake, Johnson, etc., you can tell they are using, because their muscles approximate guys like Surin and Vicaut, but their definition is a bit too crazy, their bones tend to be smaller in relation, and they just look "inflated" rather than natural. I hate to say it, but Chambers is another guy who is just naturally very solid.


With Gay out, his chances of making the final have just improved tremendously. Hopefully some of the Jamaican trash will be booted, too.


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