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Old 06-01-2008, 03:00 AM   #1
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New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

Unbelievable, he's a 200m specialist and this was his 5th 100m and there he nails the world record with 9.72" !

The Olympic Games are going to be incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOHmBJ6Rbug (wfs)

PS : He is only 21 years old !
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Re: New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

WOW! 5th race? 21 years old? 200M specialist. World record 100M time! WOW!
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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Re: New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

what gets me is his height - the guy is a lot taller than your average 100m record holder, and at 21 years of age you'd think he has some strength and power still to come! he is going to be an absolute monster in years to come
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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Re: New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

I still think Asafa Powell will pull it out to win at the Olympics. Those Jamaicans really are something though.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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Re: New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

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I still think Asafa Powell will pull it out to win at the Olympics. Those Jamaicans really are something though.
Asafa chokes a lot though in big races, heh. Even though he was the record holder for a while he hasn't won as many competitions as he should have AND he has almost perfect running mechanics too.


Great job by bolt though.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:03 AM   #6
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Re: New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

Amazing effort. What I am wondering is, at what time will it become physiologically impossible to run any faster? 9.68? We must be getting close, I guess this may be similar in other sports, ie swimming
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:19 AM   #7
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Re: New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

I agree with Steven, Powell has been disappointing in the important races.

Seeing Bolt, Powell, and *** head to head at the Olympics will be amazing, that's for sure.

Wouldn't be surprised if Bolt went to tickle Michael Johnson's 200m record
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:26 AM   #8
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Re: New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

9.72? wow. I remember back when i was in school, seeing any of the athletes on tv breaking 9.9 would be considered some kind of super achievement. So much improvement in the past 10yrs i guess.

hmmmm, i havent timed my 100m officially since i left track in highschool. Maybe i should try it, just see if i can beat the 17yr old version of me. ha!
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:58 AM   #9
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Re: New 100m world record : Usain Bolt !

I am biased towards Powell because I have a poster of him up in my room. =D

Physiologically it's already quite impossible to run any faster. But I think in a population of 6.7 billion and rising, the chances of finding yet another genetic freak that can somehow break another record is quite possible.
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Amazing effort. What I am wondering is, at what time will it become physiologically impossible to run any faster? 9.68? We must be getting close, I guess this may be similar in other sports, ie swimming
I'm betting Bolt will do this in a couple months. Awesome!
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