Pickering or Cerutti

Discussion in 'Track & Field' started by StarWars, May 12, 2009.

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Who will run faster this year and in 2012 and why?

  1. Craig Pickering

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  2. Fabio Cerutti

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  1. StarWars

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    This winter Fabio clocked 6.55 in the 60 meter dash, and secured the silver medal behind Dwain Chaimbers in the European Indoor Championships. He has a personal best of 10.13 last year, and is at his fastest now, and especially when running in Italy and early to halfway through the season.

    Craig trains smarter, peaking at bigger races like the under 23 championships and I think the 2012 Olympics and Berlin 2009. He has a personal best of 10.14, and although his 60 meter was only 6.57 seconds, .02 of his fastest, his top speed is better than ever. I think his breakout years will be 2010 through 2014, and will pose a sub 10 threat from 2010 to 2012.

    Craig ran very well in Beijing; 10.18. He peaks when it matters, unlike Cerutti, who ran in the 10.4 range in Beijing. He is just downright sexy. To quote white lightning, he has a stare that says, "Don't f**k with me." I want him as a friend and plan on oneday shaking his hand and if possible giving a big bear hug. If he ever runs sub 10 I will name my first born Craig after him, even if it is a girl.

    For these obvious reasons I think both Craig and Fabio have a good chance at breaking ten seconds; but Fabio only in Italy, where he runs his best.

    The 2012 Olympics wil be special, Craig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. jacknyc

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    I cast my vote for Cerutti because he is improving and Pickering isn't. Pickering has not improved his 60m time in the last 3 years. The weakest part of his race is the beginning, and he has made no progress with it.
    Last year Cerutti's best 60 time was 6.62 and he ran a 10.13 100m. This year he has improved his 60m time to 6.55, and hopefully his 100m time improves accordingly.
    Meanwhile, Pickering ran 6.55/10.14 in 2007, 6.57/10.15 in 2008, 6.57 /10.?? in 2009. He is very consistent, but at this point in his development that is not good news.
     
  4. StarWars

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    As a sprinter one of the hardest things to learn to accept is that some days you just cannot run your fastest, even when you do everything right. If you let any of this get in your head you have already lost.

    Craig was the 17th fastest man in Beijing at 22 years old and the fastest white man. He ran 10.18 with no wind. That is the fastest he has run in a meet in my opinion. Just wait until London 2012.

    So what about his stupid 6.57 split IN WINTER. .02 seconds in a start is nothing. The real time that matters is in the decelleration phase. Kenteris ran a 10.15 sec 100 the year he ran 20.0, and ran 19.85 with a 10.44 second split. Forget splits, forget winter. Craig is the best!
     
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    Ok let me try this again. I already posted and it magically went somewhere into cyberspace. [​IMG]

    I vote for Cerutti. Uhhhhh, No. Not that he is not talented but he will not be the first.

    There can only be one first. As they say, the British are coming. Craig has run in the 10.14 - 10.18 range over the last three years. He doesn't need the wind either. In fact he has run these times with no wind or even a negative wind. A positive wind and better conditions and this wouldn't even be close.

    Pickering also ran a race in Reitti where he could have easily gone sub 10. It was one of his better races from last season. Also, injurys were the biggest reason last season. Both indoors and outdoors. Top that with the Chambers controversy. It's amazing that he still did what he did. The 10.18 at the olympics was with no wind, and at around 75% health. All of last year was a struggle. Sprinting absolutely kills your body. If you are not healthy, then you can just forgot about running personal bests!

    As for him getting slower. I know that is a lie. The start has been a little off but did you see the walk down of Kim Collins. A sub 10 sprinter got caught from quite a distance behind. The speed endurance is as good as ever and when the start and drive phase come through like in 2007, look out. The power cannot be underestimated.

    So basically, it is a no brainer. I'm sorry but you guys should pick Craig. Belive me when I say I know!


    As for Cerutti, he has the potential to do it with in a the next two years. If he has the right conditions, maybe even this year.

    Berlin will be the place where the toast will happen. In one of the rounds of the competition, the clock will strike 9.98! Not 9.99, but specifically 9.98! You heard it here first. [​IMG]
     
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    Pickering's coach must have been a speed skater. That's what the back-and-forth arm swinging and body movement reminds me of when he's getting out of the blocks. I would think that just one session watching videotape would knock about .07 off. But he's such a bulldog kind of runner, and old habits run deep in such kind (not just in runners).
     
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    That's a bold statement. [​IMG] I think so too, though. 9.98 seems like the right number.

    In my opinion when all is said and done both these guys will be sub 10 sprinters in the mid to high 9.9s, but Cerutti won't win the big meets unless he changes his training strategy. Also Cerutti only runs well in Italy, remember him and Di Gregorio ran their best because the 60 meter medals they got were in Torino.

    Craig Pickering and Wladimir Klitschko along with his bro Vitali are about to bring on a new era of sports where skin color doesn't matter, but character and skill does. Football is so obviously discriminatory it makes me sick.
     
  9. jacknyc

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    I'm still sticking with Cerutti to run faster than Pickering this year.
    He ran 10.13 into a headwind last year.
    He set a PB while winning the silver medal at the Euro Indoor Championships this year.
    He's 23yrs old, has only been sprinting for a few years (he was a LJer before), and he's 6ft 3".
    Sounds good to me!
     
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    this is tuff one. I think Cerutti will run faster than Pick, this year. though I think Pick will have a better season. just because Pick is a bit more consistent. as for 2012 I see Pick running faster, just for home turf advantage. though, Pick doesn't handle pressure well. let's hope in the time till London Pick get some good confidence building times under his belt. I'll predict 10.04 this year for the Italian Stallion and Pick coming in at 10.07. I hope for Pick that this drug thing gets more under control and he wins a medal at the London Games.
     
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    Speaking of Pickering, another young british sprinter is slowly coming on. His name is Richard Kilty. He has some race on youtube. He is only 20 years of age. Kilty runs both the 100 & 200 meters. His times are not eye opening yet but he has some good potential. I belive his personal bests are 10.52 and 21.09 or so. They talk highly of him in England. My hope is that we will see alot more white kids in the UK continue to take up sprinting with the main man leading the way.

    One person can change things for future genarations. Just imagine if he can medal at the 2012 Olympics. Thousands of local kids and kids from around the globe will want to take up track. Come on Craig.While this may be big now, it's huge for the future. Edited by: white lightning
     

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