Christophe Lemaitre "White Lightning" 9.92 and 19.80!

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  1. RCSMAN

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    Christophe ran 19.44
     
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    19.44 in 4X200M (Bahamas)
     
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    Thank you, RCSMAN. It's what I've been trying to say: his leg was insane.

    But that's not enough: That 19.44 was run AGAINST THE WIND. The commentators commented on the wind direction several times, and once even specifically noted that LeMaitre had been put on that leg to fight the wind.

    Take away the wind, and that's probably 18 seconds flat, with a flying start.
     
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    today, Christophe ran his first 100M 10.16 (0.6)


    first 100M

    2010 10.09 (+1.0)
    2011 10.19 (+ 0.8)
    2012 10.47 (-1.7)
    2013 10.29 (-0.5)
    2014 10.33 (-0.9)
     
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    http://france3-regions.francetvinfo...-100-metres-en-10-16-lyon-parilly-722059.html


    At the end of the race he has expressed some satisfaction, but recognized that he was feeling "still tired.

    " A week after the relay in the Bahamas, I had a lot of fatigue. Technically, this was not it. When I picked up speed, I have not managed to control. I felt apart me and having to fight to keep my max speed. Otherwise, 10 ' 16 with fatigue and technical errors, it's not bad
     
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    I've said this for years . . . it's always struck me that Lemaitre always looks more tired, breathing more heavily at the end of a race, than any of the other participants.
    I don't why, but it's been apparent for years.
     
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    This video is better

    http://www.leprogres.fr/sports/2015/05/10/100-m-lemaitre-rentre-en-10-16


    Last week, Christophe ran 2X100M and 2X200M + Jet lag
     
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    Between the relays and the 10.16, this is the best Christophe has looked at the start of the season in years. It will be nice to see him go sub-10 and sub-20 again. To me, the relays showed he's ready to run the 200 with anyone. And he's flying completely under the radar. I think he's been forgotten outside of France and could really surprise some people.
     
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    Christophe looks good...time will tell...He seems to run better in these small club races. He did the same this winter where he ran 6.57 in his opening, then against major competition, he couldn't break 6.65...I think he will be very competitive in the 200 this year with a possible 19.9, but I don't see him going under 10 in the 100.

    PS: Not to start trouble with my buddy :) but Carraz has stated himself that if Lemaitre does not live up to expectations this year, that the fault lies with him, his coaching and his current club and will leave Aix-Les Bains, something he should of done 3 years ago....but what do I know :)
     
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    "I think he will be very competitive in the 200 this year with a possible 19.9, but I don't see him going under 10 in the 100. " :huh:
     
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    I really hope with your knowledge that you do not assume that if a sprinter runs under 20 in the 200, he is guaranteed to run under 10 in the 100 and vice versa? you really don't believe this do you? If you do....well... good luck
     
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    [h=2]Lemaitre : « 10’’16 with tiredness, it’s not too bad »[/h] May 10, 2015 at 20 h 02 min
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    Christophe Lemaitre has ran his first 100 m of the year in 10’’16 (wind + 0,6 m/s) this Sunday in Venissieux. A good return even if the French sprinter hoped a better result.
    What do you keep about this race?
    “There was a lot of tiredness after coming-back Tuesday evening to World relays in Bahamas. Technically, I had some problems, I fought to keep my speed, to go on accelerating. But 10’’16 with tiredness and technical problems, it’s not too bad.â€
    Tiredness explains your technical problems today?
    “It’s tough to keep speed when there’s some tiredness in the legs. I think in two weeks, it will be much better. I could ran under 10’’10 without tiredness. We’ll see in two weeks, for the Interclubs final , what I really can do.â€
    You think you can do much better than 10’’16…
    “I thought running under 10’’10. But it was complicated because I ran alone. It’s a pity that Manu (Biron) wasn’t in my race : it could help me to run faster. »
    What was your feeling ?
    « Well enough. But technically, it didn’t work as I wanted. It’s a pity, I’m not yet fluid in my footsteps. Because of tiredness, my legs weren’t enough strong to keep the speed. »
    Last year, your best time on 100 m was 10’’10. Here, already 10’’16…
    « I know I’m better than last year, during trainings and competitions. But I have to confirm, to show in competition what I do in training. »
    Are you satisfied or do you have regrets ?
    «It’s a good time in view of special circumstances. But it’s not what I expected. In fact, I looked forward to race. And I especially remember the joy of running. »
     
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    Good race!
    The last 50m were awesome.

    But I can see no developement at the first 50m.
    When he's two or three meters behind Bolt and Co at the 50m mark, he has no chance against them.
     
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    Another very positive sign: in his 100m, Christophe's "gallop out" (that's a horse racing term) takes him halfway around the curve. That's a lot of momentum, and it shows his body is more capable of holding his speed than the last few years, when he used to look like he needed to collapse as soon as he crossed the finish line.

    Fingers crossed that he stays healthy, because I can see him doing big things this season.
     
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    Perfectly shows the difference between club sprinters and someone of world class top speed.
    Pessoneaux must have been injured. He was virtually jogging
     
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    Watching that video of the relay, I may eat my words...He looks different running...he looks strong and fast, like someone mentioned before, he is galloping like a racehorse....I think this may be the year he peaks...
     
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    NOT INJURIED, just FATIGUE

    before the race
    "Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux (AS Aix) aligns with 200 m despite a significant muscle fatigue after his four races at the relays in the Bahamas last week."

    he ran 21.37 in 200M (bad time for him) and in 4X100M he ran very very slow


    Renaud Lavillenie in this meeting (venissieux)

    1st place in110mH (final C) 14.73s
    3rd place in long jump 7.27m
    1st place in 4X100M (final B) 41.32
     
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    I would like to see the video of his 200m leg in the Bahamas. It must have been amazing.
    Hopefully, he's FINALLY in form this year.
    But, he still needs to improve his start and drive at the beginning of the race. We have no idea if he's improved that part of his race based on relays where he has a running start. I would also like to see how he ran the curve on the relay, because that's been a sore spot for him.
    Fingers crossed.
     
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    Pierre Carraz said :

    "The problem Christophe is his starts. They are not good enough. he loses time. he is less carefree than before. He cogitates, reflects too and lost in spontaneity. » Pierre Carraz, coach of the two-time champion of France (100 and 200 m), knows the problem."

    ...and I agree with Carraz
     
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    yes, he looks like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders when he lines up for international competition.
    If you are behind to start you don't catch up in world class company
     
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    Carraz even stated that training in the winter in France is not good for Lemaitre's starting power...He need a warm environment, all year round to work on the starts, as the starts are a pure explosive, power based movement.

    http://www.ledauphine.com/sport/2015/04/30/lemaitre-va-t-il-s-exiler
     
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    "Carraz even stated that training in the winter in France is not good for Lemaitre's starting power"

    WHAT ? :nono::nono:

    Carraz didn't say that
     
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