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Discussion in 'Track & Field' started by mastermulti, Jan 19, 2017.
40% japanese 30% chinese......30% white..... Thank goodness for Guliyev!
that's SIX sub 10.10 sprinters in Japan this season - no wonder they are a relay prospect.
In perspective, SEVEN Japanese sprinters were ahead of Lemaitre this year
Yamagata's time was actually better than Kiryu's sub 10 adjusted for wind.
I say both these guys in Canberra on March 11th and they looked great then.
Interestingly they both ran and won a B or C final before entering the "A" Final where they finished 1 and 2. In contrast our cotton-wooled, precious little Aussies rested up for the A Final rather than work hard for 2 races.
I think the general work ethic in Japanese society bodes well for their sports approach too
I would love to see Lemaitre in a race with these 7 Japanese sprinters, and watch him come in dead last.
Because losing to 7 Japanese sprinters in one race might really wake him up!!
As it is, he seems resigned and accepting of his medicare 100m times and losing to black sprinters.
except he wouldn't - he'd get 5th and say at least he beat 3 of the 7 so he's doing well considering ..........
Christophe Lemaitre is looking for gold at the European Championships next year.
He mentions that minor injuries has held him back; but he also shows that he doesn't really have the focus and drive one would expect from a championship athlete. He has been "working with" a club level basketball team. I wonder what the hell that means....besides meaning he hasn't been completely focused on sprinting.
I think it has to do with his College courses "Sports Management" . He is allowed to have other interests aside from sprinting, itlooks like he is smart enough to prepare himself for his Post Track career.
I do not think he has a hope in hell of placing well in 2018 Euro Champs unless he changes his training now!!!!! All the guys mentioned in this article can beat him handily... They dont mention Tortu in this article but he is another that will be pressing Lemaitre or beating him next year...
It is nice to see a world-class sprinter (Christophe still is, despite his slowing) engaging in normal activities this time of year. The Jamaicans are already a couple of weeks into their heavy blood-doping portion of the year that will tail off shortly in order to pass tests before the season starts next spring.
If they can, the testers have caught up to the cheats(at the moment). This is the real reason why the Jamaicans bombed out in London and times were mortal looking. Jason Livermore was caught for SARMS and this was the new PED that sprinters were using for years to get the sub 9.8X times and now that can be detected.
Hopefully Bolt and Blake are "allowed" to be caught.....
I found results from an Under-18 meet in South Africa, with a kid named Maritz Pieters, running a 10.24.
Even with no wind indicated, that's a fast time for a 17 year old.
well, late in the season but here's a turn up for the books. Great to see a Norwegian marathoner tearing away from the Africans
Canberra (Australia), 7.12.2017
100m (0.0) 1 Joshua Clarke 10.26; 2 Jordan Shelley 10.61