Kristoffer Hari

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Kristoffer Hary at the EM in Belgrad 60m: Hamstring-Injury at the last 10m

I watched the race live on tv and he looked great until pulling up. You could tell he is really becoming a legitimate sprinter at the adult level. I felt so bad for him but at the end of the day he is still only 19. I still expect him to finally break his 100 meters personal best from 4 years ago when he was only 15 and the fastest kid in the world at the age level. He ran a 10.24 last summer but it was wind aided. I expect him to consistantly be in the high 10.20's to 10.30's range this summer with or without wind as long as he heals properly.
 

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I watched the race live on tv and he looked great until pulling up. You could tell he is really becoming a legitimate sprinter at the adult level. I felt so bad for him but at the end of the day he is still only 19. I still expect him to finally break his 100 meters personal best from 4 years ago when he was only 15 and the fastest kid in the world at the age level. He ran a 10.24 last summer but it was wind aided. I expect him to consistantly be in the high 10.20's to 10.30's range this summer with or without wind as long as he heals properly.


I'm not surprised, his body was too muscular when he was 15 years old, that's why he was running fast but it causes injuries later.

I hope he will run fast this year but i'm not optimistic
 

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Your right to be optimistic ....hari is a future armin hary .......already 6.5 material ..give him 2 yrs ...nb he still 19 ..........this guy is an out and out 100 m prospect ....so natural .....Belgrade a bummer but roll on the outdoors ...note he competes a lot in Germany .....
 

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A few weeks ago, I came across an article about the peak age of performance for athletes.

Based on the findings of a study done in France a few years ago, the average age was 26.1 years for peak performance. In the 100-metre sprint for example, the peak age for performance for males was 25.4 years and 26.1 years for female sprinters.

This led me to question some of the aggressive training methods being deployed by the coaches of high school athletes. Five or six days-per-week training programs are quickly becoming the norm for many.

Quite often, they are experimenting in the weight room with untrained instructors, which can lead to serious injury.

Even more disturbing is the high rate of injury among the more naturally talented athletes. These are the kids that showed significant potential before any formal coaching.

Then in comes that coach wanting to make a name for himself by aiming to put them on the Olympic podium before they graduate from high school. Or, perhaps, these excited coaches really do not know any better.

Overzealous parents are also to be blamed. They are sometimes guilty of getting caught up in the hype and losing perspective of just how long it takes for an athlete to reach full potential.

The millennial athlete is also a part of the problem. This is a generation where instant gratification is expected. I often hear very talented athletes talk about quitting because they are not running fast enough.

In part, this behaviour is being driven by some of the sensational high school performances we read about or stories of high school athletes representing their country at major international events. But we need to remember, those are the anomalies, not the norm.

In recent years, the term Long-Term Athlete Development has become a marketing line for many sports organizations, with many having no long-term development program in place.


As mentioned in the study, the average age at which an athlete reaches his peak performance is 26.1 years old, so why the rush?

As a sprint coach, I hate to say this, but let's slow it down.

Former Olympic medallist Tony Sharpe is head coach at The Speed Academy Athletics Club based in Pickering. Contact him at info@speedacademy.ca
 

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Hope hari doesn't get chewed up by being a work horse for his college ....and relinquish his obvious talent over 60 meters ....
 

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He should have stayed in Europe .....any real top whitey doesn't end up progressing out of a college system ..
 

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he's going nowhere. Don't know why but the sensational 15 year old is approaching 21 now. How can he remain motivated? His 200s reflect exactly the same trend

PERFORMANCE WIND PLACE DATE
2018 10.52 +0.5 Fayetteville (USA) 04 MAY 2018
2017 10.37 +0.7 Hvidovre (DEN) 10 JUN 2017
2016 10.44 -1.7 Aarhus (DEN) 27 AUG 2016
2015 10.42 +1.1 Hvidovre (DEN) 22 AUG 2015
2014 10.47 +0.9 København (DEN) 03 MAY 2014
2013 10.37 +1.0 Schweinfurt (GER) 22 JUN 2013
2012 10.90 +1.2 Hvidovre (DEN) 01 SEP 2012
 

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he's going nowhere. Don't know why but the sensational 15 year old is approaching 21 now. How can he remain motivated? His 200s reflect exactly the same trend

PERFORMANCE WIND PLACE DATE
2018 10.52 +0.5 Fayetteville (USA) 04 MAY 2018
2017 10.37 +0.7 Hvidovre (DEN) 10 JUN 2017
2016 10.44 -1.7 Aarhus (DEN) 27 AUG 2016
2015 10.42 +1.1 Hvidovre (DEN) 22 AUG 2015
2014 10.47 +0.9 København (DEN) 03 MAY 2014
2013 10.37 +1.0 Schweinfurt (GER) 22 JUN 2013
2012 10.90 +1.2 Hvidovre (DEN) 01 SEP 2012

In his defense the guy is probably a 4.0 scholar student. He also is living in a new country and trying to adapt to
a totally different culture, traditions, etc. I think he has put more work into school than his athletics. I'm not sure
if he still wants to be a fulltime athlete. We shall see but the talent is there but does he still have the desire? Not sure.
I hope so because what he did was special. I know others have too at a young age but I hoping Hari is different.
 

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I hope you are right white lightning ..re acclimatization .......hope he focuses on the 60 for winter ....and that his coach doesn’t force him into relays .....time will tell ...
 
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