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It's time we start a thread for the Australian Sprinter Rohan Browning. He last night became the
3rd Fastest Aussie Sprinter of All Time running a wind legal 10.05! Rohan has already went sub 10
but it wasn't wind legal. It is only a matter of time for this incedibly talented young man from down
under. He brings back memories of Matt Shirvington to alot of us here. So happy that he is now
qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Japan. :)
 

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Here is his race from yesterday which is an Olympic Qualifier! Way to go Rohan Browning. :)

 

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A question for mastermulti of Australia? Do you think Rohan Browning should run some 200 meters races to focus more on speed endurance? I know his specialty is the 100 meters but I think it might help him
to add a few deuces to his resume. It's been a long time since he ran it. I don't want to see him try to double all the time but a few 200's might just help get this young man over the hump in the 100 meters. Rohan
Browning is only 23 years of age so he has plenty of time to work on things. I really hope to see him go sub 10 before the Olympics as that would give him even great confidence going forward.
 

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https://www.athletics.com.au/news/browning-breaks-through-at-queensland-track-classic-/
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A question for mastermulti of Australia? Do you think Rohan Browning should run some 200 meters races to focus more on speed endurance? I know his specialty is the 100 meters but I think it might help him
to add a few deuces to his resume. It's been a long time since he ran it. I don't want to see him try to double all the time but a few 200's might just help get this young man over the hump in the 100 meters. Rohan
Browning is only 23 years of age so he has plenty of time to work on things. I really hope to see him go sub 10 before the Olympics as that would give him even great confidence going forward.

I think the occasional 200s are always good for speed endurance, but maybe he trains 150s or so because he's not tying up at the end of the 100 anymore. I'd love to see him do more 60s though - even though we have no indoors tracks in Australia.
 

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I think the occasional 200s are always good for speed endurance, but maybe he trains 150s or so because he's not tying up at the end of the 100 anymore. I'd love to see him do more 60s though - even though we have no indoors tracks in Australia.

Yeah I agree that 150 meters is a great training distance and the 60's are also great for improving the start. He seems to have most of the phases down as he is alot smoother and relaxed than a few years ago. I will go out on a limb and predict that
when all is said and done, he will be the greatest all time male 100 meters sprinter in the history of Australia. His maturity to go with the genetics are the perfect combonation. I think he is better than both Johnson and Shirvington. I know it's early to say that but I
just have a feeling that this kid is gonna be a superstar.
 

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Looks like Rohan browning is the real deal ...matter of time before he goes 9.9s ......but he definitely needs to run the odd competitive 200 ...build him up for rounds ...and the tough rounds of oly qualification ,so he can make the final he deserves to be in ....props to his coaching ticket ...their getting it right ..
 

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And I think ..covid is helping keep the pressure off ...it’s a long way to Tokyo ...although he obviously has good people around him ...
 
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Here is his race from yesterday which is an Olympic Qualifier! Way to go Rohan Browning. :)


That was a nice interview. He said there were elements of his execution that could've been better and he's confident he can run faster. If he stays committed and remains injury free I think it's only a matter of time before he's running in the 9.9s. I would love to see him focus on the 200m but whilst he's running 100m PBs and now qualified for the Olympics I don't see any issues with him just focusing solely on the 100m. As some other comments have stated it appears he's training 150m because his speed endurance doesn't look like an issue.
 

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If your training strictly for 100m's throwing in the occasional 200m race is not a smart idea as the training for these 2 races are totally different and you subject yourself to injury much more easily. If your a 100/200m sprinter that does this all the time then your training schedule takes this into account. Most 100m sprinters will train up to 150m for speed endurance i.e. 60m/80m/100m/150m, some will cap at 120's.

Having said all this Browning is looking better form wise than ever, he has really nice knee lift and elbows, maybe a bit tight in his neck as his head is pointing down a tad from say 60m's on. I can see him breaking 10 seconds if the circumstances are favourable and he is 100% healthy at that point in time.

Glad to see Australia has a lot of up and coming white sprinters unlike Canada where whites have basically been told not to try in track sprints after HS, very few take it to College. It is sad to see so many imports from Caribbean countries make up the roster of Canada's sprint teams.

I truly hope Hale and Doran figure things out respectively and make it 3 sprinters knocking on the 10second door.

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maybe I can tweet him that a buzz-cut before the games will give him another 0.02/sec LOL.
Meanwhile we can call it "resistance training"
 

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And I think ..covid is helping keep the pressure off ...it’s a long way to Tokyo ...although he obviously has good people around him ...
yep, coach Andrew Murphy (100 PB 10.45) tripled jumped from 16.50m to 17.32m (54' to 57') each year (excepting for one year injured) from 1989 to 2006 as well as being only an occasional long jumper but with a 7.88m best. He'd really know how to preserve the body based on those figures and he's full of enthusiasm too. His 3 young lads also triple jump now.
He's coach at Rohan's old high school which is now Australia's number one school sports wise. Worth every cent they pay him I think.

And Rohan's smart, patient and level headed, studying law at Sydney University
 

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for anyone interested here is part of the 1999 World Champs triple jump featuring Jonathan Edwards and Rohan's coach Andrew Murphy
 

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If your training strictly for 100m's throwing in the occasional 200m race is not a smart idea as the training for these 2 races are totally different and you subject yourself to injury much more easily. If your a 100/200m sprinter that does this all the time then your training schedule takes this into account. Most 100m sprinters will train up to 150m for speed endurance i.e. 60m/80m/100m/150m, some will cap at 120's.

Having said all this Browning is looking better form wise than ever, he has really nice knee lift and elbows, maybe a bit tight in his neck as his head is pointing down a tad from say 60m's on. I can see him breaking 10 seconds if the circumstances are favourable and he is 100% healthy at that point in time.

Glad to see Australia has a lot of up and coming white sprinters unlike Canada where whites have basically been told not to try in track sprints after HS, very few take it to College. It is sad to see so many imports from Caribbean countries make up the roster of Canada's sprint teams.

I truly hope Hale and Doran figure things out respectively and make it 3 sprinters knocking on the 10second door.

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I have seen a few Whites place at the OFSAA sprints and never attempt track after high school and saw even a city of Toronto winner which by default would make you close to a provincial champion not do track after high school.

Every time I see a White sprinter at the nationals he looks like a true amateur who is very young and green and because there is no government funding until you break out internationally they are one step away from retiring.

PS on the broadcast it was stated 10.05 is the minimum for qualifying? That sounds insane I know the IAAF/IOC want to keep out tourist athletes but that time a generation ago could have had you in the mix for a minor medal and 40ish years ago in the mix for the gold medal.
 
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I think that 10.05 qualifier (11.15 for women) is set by our Athletics body and applies to only Australian athletes. Their funds being limited, they don't want to send "no-chancers" to a huge expense meeting
 

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I think that 10.05 qualifier (11.15 for women) is set by our Athletics body and applies to only Australian athletes. Their funds being limited, they don't want to send "no-chancers" to a huge expense meeting
Yes this makes more sense, as a 10.05 A standard is very, very tough for a clean athlete.
 

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Yes this makes more sense, as a 10.05 A standard is very, very tough for a clean athlete.
According to the article that I just read which I can't upload to this forum yet, the 10.05 qualifying standard applies for every country. The standard for the 200 meters is 20.24. Google IAAF and they have the qualifying standards for each event.
 

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For all the people out there who will never understand the training and pain involved to compete with the fastest men in the world. Great in depth article dealing with what the highest level sprinters
on earth have to deal with physically, emotionally and mentally to have a chance to become the fastest man on earth! So much respect to all of these elite sprinters at the highest level of sprinting!

https://us-browse.startpage.com/av/...q4r37&ekdata=870b7832ee9b353c85bce5559a261de0
 
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