Filippo Tortu 9.99 & 20.34

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  1. limitless

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    Tortu ran a 10.10 for 4th place today in the Oslo Diamond League today. In the same race Zhenye Xie of China ran a 10.01 for second place.
     
  2. white lightning

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    Very nice time in a stacked field of sprinters in front of a huge crowd. Conditions were fair. I'm happy with his season so far minus his 200 a week ago. I think he needs to improve his
    speed endurance and he will as the season moves forward!
     
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    Oh wait, I should not have posted that last one. Sorry.

    In the 100 they stuck the Chinese runner in lane 1

     
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    "I was always fast, sometimes too fast for my own good – in basketball I moved up the court so quick that I often left the ball behind me. When I watched Christophe Lemaitre become the first white man to break 10 seconds, I remember thinking: maybe I can be the second"

    Very interesting comment from Tortu about how one looks to those who we feel some connection with as an example, a mentor even. In this case it's about seeing a man of similar skin colour and saying "he did it - maybe I can", especially in a scenario where media portrays your goal as an unlikely wish.
    That's why it matters
     
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    Filippo Tortu will be racing in Eugene, Oregon this sunday June 30th. The field is one of the best 100 meter lineups of the track season. He will have to go sub 10 to have a chance to win. Hoping he can shock the world watching on tv and go sub 10 in the U.S.A. That would be epic. The kid gets better each time out. It's only a matter of time until he will have a chance to win a medal at future championships. Here is a great article by Spike (IAAF.org) talking about him becoming the first italian sprinter to go sub 10! Enjoy gentlemen.

    https://spikes.iaaf.org/post/filippo-tortu-sub-10
     
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    I believe Eugene is typically a pretty fast track so hopefully he can run some world class times!
     
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    Tortu draws lane 2 in a super hot 100 field. I'm hoping he catches a flyer and gets a PB. All the biggies are going to be there.
     
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    Schippers, Prandini and Lalova get their chances in the women's 200 at Eugene today.
    Will they step up to the plate?
     
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    Yep ...I reckon all 3 will have season best performances .....tortu low 10 .00s .....schippers low 22.00s and lalova to go 22.3s or 4s .....
     
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    Key with tortu
    is for him is to get out hard and fast and ignore what's going on around him ....and then he will go 10 flats ....
     
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    Just an FYI . . . the meet is being held at Stanford, not Eugene. So the times probably won't be as fast as expected.
     
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    I didn't think they had finished the reno at Hayward. I think Tortu will go 10.10, Schippers will do well for 175m then tighten up, Prandini mid 22.4's Lalova 22.3's. I also find it interesting that SFP has already run 10.73, must be dieting on those special yams...
     
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    Unfortunately, Filippo Tortu has been surpassed this year as Italy's top sprinter. Marcell Lamont Jacobs, who is a black American/Italian, has overtaken him, running a 10.03 in Padua today. Jacobs keeps improving while Tortu has not, at least so far; and also I believe he suffered an injury at the Prefontaine meet. Hopefully this will not become another Lemaitre/Vicaut scenario.
     

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