Stefan Schwab

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  1. StarWars

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    As Berlin gets closer every day, the German athletes are showing more and more they are ready to compete at the world stage for their home crowd. Raul Spank in the high jump (2.31m), Sebastian Bayer in the long jump (8.71m) along with Nils Winter, Michael Schrader in the decathlon (#1 rank), Till Helmke (20.66) and Tobias Unger in the 200, and Stefan Schwab in the 100 (10.19). Hopefully Christian Blum will be there too.

    Stefan Scwab is looking very, very good.Edited by: StarWars
     
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    Stefan is breaking into that special territory. I hope he smashes into the rare sub 10.10 category soon. There is still alot of room for upside. He is not that strong yet. Stefan has nice form and pretty good speed endurance but he still needs alot more plyo and strength training. He has now run three wind legal races of 10.22, 10.20 and 10.19! These are his first 3 races of the year and the guy is a kid. Way to go Stefan!

    Julian Reuss has started running again. He was amazing at the World Juniors several years ago. I hope he can eventually return to form. He reminds me of Wilhelm Van der Vyver who also is missing in action. I assume it must be school for alot of these young guys.Edited by: white lightning
     
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    I almost forgot the 200 meter runner Robert Hering. He is only 18 years old.
     
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    for a small country, they put out some great athletes. Heute Deutschland, morgen die Welt!
     
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    That is because they actually belive in their white sprinters, both men and women. They will have an occasional black sprinter here and there but Germany is probably 95% white sprinters and track athletes. They promote their athletes because they belive in them. Germany doens't discourage their white sprinters into other events or other sports like the US and so many other countries do. I commend Germany. They have tremendous pride in their culture and heritage. We need more countries to stand up and take note.

    If Germany can acheive great feats, can you just imagine the US if things were different. Imagine if whites actually were not stereotyped and passed over in football, basketball and especially track.

    Long live the fatherland(Germany).
     
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    Two things to notice about Stefan. One is that he is very quick
    out of the blocks. He has improved his start. Second, I can't belive
    how short and skinny he is. It makes these back to back 10.19 and
    10.20 races that much more impressive. Watch out for this kid. If he
    can add some muscle, it will be special. Christian Blum just looked
    like he tired out in the middle of the race. He will be fine. This
    link has alot of the races including the womens 100! Enjoy.

    http://217.73.144.57/juni/sparkassen-gala/Edited by: white lightning
     
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    this kid is looking good. I'd like to see what he could run with a little better competition. I really hope Blum can get back to where he was before the injury.
     
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    Germany's crowd could really push Schwab to a good time. Maybe in the high 10.0xs or better.

    If all of these athletes attend Beijing, I think the best 100 meter runners are Craig Pickering, Christophe Lemaitre, Fabio Cerutti, and Stefan Schwab. I still wouldn't count of Emanuele Di Gregorio or Simone Collio though. And Tobias Unger or Alexander Kosenkow could make an appearance.
     
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    Don't you guys love the crowd here in Germany. It is so nice to actually watch a meet also with so many good white sprinters. They are everywhere and it is a joy to watch. In England, United States and many other places, white sprinters are rare. Probably only Germany, Australia, Russia and
    Poland have meets similar to this. Maybe Italy and Sweden as well. My
    point is I get tired of seeing nothing but black sprinters when they make
    up such a small percentage of the worlds population. I would rather
    watch or run in meets like this one in Germany. Also the fans really
    love their athletes. The German ladies are also very easy on the eyes!
     
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    He is also 95%+ percent clean. He is too skinny to be dirty. When the GDR fielded dirty short sprint teams. Their guys looked like Nordic Ben Johnsons.Edited by: white is right
     
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    I don't know if you guys have subscribed to Universal Sports or not but you need to. This Sunday they will air the first of multiple big track meets all summer. They also have excellent coverage of the world
    championships of track and field. They cover every minute. They usually only charge around $10 dollars a month and it's cheaper if you subscribe for a year. As a track sprinter/fan, I wouldn't live with out it. Nothing like watching event live. Next best thing to being there.

    This Sunday in Berlin, Germany is a huge meet. Our new upcoming stud
    sprinter Stefan Schwab will be racing against some big names in front of
    the home crowd. He just might break his p.b. only one week later. That would be sweet! Also Christophe Lemaitre is racing in the B Race. He will try to break his 100 meters p.b. He should be in the A Race. Oh well. I will be watching, and wishing I were there. Here is a link to some of the competitors.

    http://www.istaf.de/download/starterliste_m.pdfEdited by: white lightning
     
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    already got it set on my DVR!
     
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    Can you tape the races and put them on youtube WL? I don't have that channel yet.
     
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    I can try my best. As far as I know, Euro Sport is also showing this meet tommorow in Berlin for free. Check it out. They will show the Bolt
    matchup on Wednesday. Please don't miss it. New P.B. on the way if I
    have any say!
     
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    I have comcast and don't get Eurosport either. When I traeledd to Switzerland I saw that channel.
     
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    You can't access it off the internet. Just type in the country. Like for example you can wathc UK Euro Sport or almost any country. You should be able to watch it online.
     
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    did you guys read the part where Blum is behind due to tonsillitis? good to know its not a running injury.
     
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    Very odd that he ran the 10.19 very sick. The weirder thing is that he did it on little sleep. I know how much that effects sprinting. I hope the conditions are right for him to get a new PB tomorrow.
     
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    Stefan must have choked under the pressure. He only ran a 10.35 finishing at the back
    of the pack. It's called nerves. Also, everyone struggled in Berlin. The times were
    very slow. He will bounce back I'm sure.

    Christophe Lemaitre never entered the 100 meters B Race. I hope he is doing ok. Probably becaue it's his birthday I assume. I'm looking forward to watching him race
    again soon.

    Here is the link to the 100 meters A Race.http://www.istaf.de/results2009en/re0010040.htmlEdited by: white lightning
     
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    Dasaolu ran 10.64. Must be off his cycle again.
     
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    He pulled up in the race - looked like a hamstring injury. Anyway, that's one less person Pickering will have to beat to make the team to Berlin. But Williamson ran 10.13.
     
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    Another common side affect of roids. Just like in Baseball, Football and other sports. These guys get bigger than they were intended to be natural. The strain on the joints and tendons is incredible. They almost always end up having injuries more
    often because of the inbalances in the body. Yes they can train harder longer, and recover quicker, but they are more prone to serious injuries that alot of times need surgery. All of the GB guys looked slow except Williamson. If you look at last year, it was the same way. Guys will go from 10.30's to 10.40's and then one week later run a 10.05 or something crazy. All over the map. Highly questionable.

    There is one thing that I agree with the coach on 100%. The natural guys not on PEDS need to peak at the perfect time. You can only run fast for so long. Getting in top
    condition right around the trials is critical. Also to maintain that peak condition up through the World Champs. 9.98 won't be easy but it will be special.
     
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    Schwab looked good to about 60m then just tightened up. he young and needs experience. time is on his side.
     
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    I take that back, I though he was 19. he still has some good years to go, but not like if he was a teenager.
     

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