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  1. GiovaniMarcon

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    Has a white sprinter ever run 100 meters under 10 seconds unofficially?
     
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    Vitali Savin of Kazakhstan ran a wind aided 9.94
    as far as I know that may be the only white sprinter to break 10 in any conditions.
     
  4. white lightning

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    There have been several windy sub 10's. The most recent I can think of was Macrozonaris who ran two sub 10's in one day. One of them should have been a legit sub 10 even rounded up because he ran a 9.91!
     
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    I don't see it on here because it doesn't list the wind aided times but it happened in 2002 which is also when he started a couple years of running his fastest times. He had a wind legal 10.03 and also won the Canadian Nat'l. Champs in a legal 10.13!

    Nicolas Macrozonaris

    PERSONAL INFORMATION
    Sex: Male
    Birthdate: August 22, 1980
    Birthplace: Laval, QC Canada
    Hometown: Laval, QC Canada
    Residence: Laval, QC Canada
    Languages spoken: English, French, Greek
    Height: 183 cm / 6'0"
    Weight: 79 kg / 174 lbs
    Marital status: Single
    Coach: Kevin Tyler
    Occupation: Athlete

    PERSONAL BEST
    Grand Prix, Mexico City - Mexico (100m) 1st 10.03

    PAST PERFORMANCES

    2008
    60th Venizelia 2008 - Heat , Chaniá - Greece (100m) 3rd 10.38
    Papaflessia Meeting , Kalamáta - Greece (100m) 4th 10.48
    Papaflessia Meeting, Kalamáta - Greece (200m) 12th 22.85
    Meeting de l'ASC Siroco, QC - Canada (100m) 1st 10.28
    Meeting de l'ASC Siroco, QC - Canada (200m) 2nd 21.64
    McGill Invitational, Montréal, QC - Canada (60m) 1st 06.64
    Knights of Columbus Indoor Games, Saskatoon, SK - Canada (50m) 1st 05.76
    Knights of Columbus Indoor Games, Saskatoon, SK - Canada (60m) 1st 06.66
    13th McGill Team Challenge, Montreal, QC - Canada (60m) 2nd 06.68

    2007
    Montreal (McGill) Open 2, Montreal, QC - Canada (60m) 1st 06.80
    Canadian Track and Field Championships, Windsor, ON - Canada (100m) 1st 10.35
    OFTA Championships, Ottawa, ON - Canada (100m) 1st 10.33
    Harry Jerome Track Classic, Burnaby, BC - Canada (100m) 2nd 10.47
    High Performance Sprint and Power Meet, Brigham Young University, ID - USA (100m) 3rd 10.38
    Kights of Columbus Indoor Games, Saskatoon, SK - Canada (60m) 1st 06.62
    Knights of Columbus Indoor Games, Saskatoon, SK - Canada (50m) 1st 05.77

    2006
    Commonwealth Games Trials, Ottawa, ON - Canada (100m) 1st 10.55

    2005
    , Hermosilo - Mexico (100m) 2nd 10.35
    Canadian Track and Field Championships, Winnipeg, MB - Canada (100m) 3rd 10.76

    2004
    Canadian Track and Field Championships, Victoria, BC - Canada (100m) 2nd 10.20
    Knights of Columbus Indoor Games, Saskatoon, SK - Canada (60m) 1st 06.66
    Modesto Relays, Modesto, CA - USA (4x100m) 2nd 39.28
    Modesto Relays, Modesto, CA - USA (100m) 1st 10.25
    Olympic Games, Athens - Greece (100m) 28th 10.28
    Penn Relays, Philadelphia, PA - USA (4x100m) 3rd 39.44

    2003
    Canadian Track and Field Championships, Victoria, BC - Canada (100m) 1st 10.13
    Grand Prix, Mexico City - Mexico (100m) 1st 10.03
    Knights of Columbus Indoor Games, Saskatoon, SK - Canada (50m) 1st 05.69
    Louisiana St. Alumni Gold, Baton Rouge, LA - USA (100m) 1st 10.23
    Recontre du Vert et Or, Sherbrooke, QC - Canada (60m) 1st 06.59
    Super Grand Priz, Trikala - Greece (100m) 3rd 10.15

    2001
    Canadian Track and Field Championships, Edmonton, AB - Canada (100m) 2nd 10.35
    Francophone Games, Ottawa, ON - Canada (100m) 4th 10.34
    IAAF World Championships, Edmonton, AB - Canada (100m) 28th 10.28
    IAAF World Championships, Edmonton, AB - Canada (4x100m) 13th 39.16


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    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    Here is your proof. He had two sub 10's in the meet but he only has one listed here. He should have had a legit sub 10. Macrozonaris was quite a talent!

    Welcome to the official site of Nicolas Macrozonaris

    Date of Birth: August 22, 1980
    Place of Birth: Laval, Quebec
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 73kg/168lbs
    Residence: Laval, Quebec, Canada
    Languages: English/French/Greek
    Occupation: Student/Athlete


    Welcome to the official site of Nicolas Macrozonaris

    100m outdoor - 10.03 Mexico City
    200m outdoor - 20.85 Victoria
    50m indoor - 5.69 Saskatoon
    60m indoor - 6.56 Montreal


    Welcome to the official site of Nicolas Macrozonaris

    Year Age 100m 200m 50m 60m
    1998 18 11.03 n/a n/a n/a
    1999 19 10.66 21.95 n/a n/a
    2000 20 10.19 21.07 5.83 6.72
    2001 21 10.20 21.71 5.77 6.63
    2002 22 10.25 21.52 5.69 6.60
    2003 23 10.03 20.85 5.69 6.56



    Welcome to the official site of Nicolas Macrozonaris

    2003 Canadian Championships 1st (10.13)
    Canadian championships 200m 1st (20.85)
    Mexico City 100m 1st (10.03)
    Athens Grand Prix 100m 3rd (10.15)
    World Outdoor Championships Semi-Final 5th (10.27)
    2002 Canadian Championships 100m 1st (9.91w)

    2001 World indoor championships semi-final 60m 12th (6.67)
    Canadian championships 100m 2 (10.35)
    Jeux de la francophonie 100m 4 (10.34)
    World Outdoor championships 100m 26th (10.28)
    2000 Quebec Senior Champion 60m 1 (6.80)
    Canadian Championships 100m 4 (10.25)
    North American and Caribbean Championships NACAC 100m 2 (10.75)
    Olympic games, Sydney 100m 45th (10.45)
    1999 Quebec Junior Champion 100m 1 (10.66)
    Canadian Junior Record 50m 1 (5.83)
    1998 Quebec provincials 100m 2 (11.03)
     
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    Here is Peter Karlson doing it going back a few years. There are several guys that have done it. Shirvo would have easily went sub 10 in his 10.03 race with any wind at all. The guy from Russia should have had the fastest time of them all but had a -2.1 wind. Here is the video of Karlson. The bottom line is that it should have happened already but it's a case of bad luck. Even Pickering should have done it just 3 weeks ago! It will happen but damn has been a long wait.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=XYlaBfQSDlU
     
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    white lighting, do you know what the wind was for Peter Karlsson run?
     
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    I belive it was around 4.0 but check the video. I think it says it on it or in the description. I'm off to work.
     
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    It was romoured that Borzov clocked 9.7(hand timed) training sessions leading up to Munich. That put a scare into the brothers..... [​IMG] That also might have started the athletic arms race too... [​IMG]
     
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    Dude. [​IMG]
     
  13. GiovaniMarcon

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    Thanks for all the great information, guys!

    The youtube videos of Macro and Karlsson in particular are really entertaining.
     
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    Marian Woronin ran a 10 flat, but the time was actually sub ten. It was rounded up from a 9.992. Peter Karlsson also ran a wind aided sub ten time of 9.98 sec. The best white performance might be Matt Shirvington's 10.03 into a headwind.

    Christophe Lemaitre, Christian Blum, Fabio Cerutti, and craig Pickering are the future of white 100 meter sprinting.
     
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    The best sprinters are defined by their accomplishments though. Therefore Allan Wells (10.11) and Valery Borzov (10.07)are the best recent white 100 meter sprinters. They are both Olympic champions, defeating fields with 3 black runners in the finals.
     
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    peter karlsson did it
     

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