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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 03:57 PM
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Gatlin smashes world record (100 M)
<www.news24.com/News24/Sport/More_Sport/0,,2-9-32_193208... >

"Doha - America's Justin Gatlin set a new 100m world record - with a time of 9.76 seconds - at the Qatar Super Grand Prix on Friday.

The Olympic champion bettered the old mark of 9.77 seconds, set in Athens last year by Jamaica's Asafa Powell.

The 24-year-old American, who clocked 9.85 seconds in the semi-final, was overjoyed by his record. "

Folks, that is really fast.

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hoboken123 Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 04:06 PM
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1. "Smash"?
Is besting a world record by the smallest possible margin 'smashing' it?
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the other one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 04:09 PM
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2. Anytime you beat the 100m best its a smash by definition
Insanely difficult record. Great acheivement.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 05:48 PM
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9. Still doesn't beat Johnson 9.79
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 07:51 PM
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12. um, 9.76 is faster than 9.79, I don't understand your comment
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-13-06 11:19 AM
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13. don't listen to me, I'm an idiot
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LiberalMandrake Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-13-06 02:35 PM
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14. How ironical. I doubt this record will ever be broken again at sea level.
How ironical. I doubt this record will ever be broken again at sea level.
We have to face it: we reached our limits.
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fshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-13-06 04:42 PM
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16. Nope. It's a question of accuracy of measure.
9.765 vs. 9.764, etc... Thats' an infinite regression.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 04:12 PM
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3. The guy was gettin it. That was done at sea level where the
air resistance is highest.
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cureautismnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 04:16 PM
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4. Kudos to Gatlin.
Run, Justin, Run. I hope he can bring home the gold in 2008. The 100m is my favorite Summer Olympics event. :thumbsup:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 04:36 PM
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6. The mile is mine.
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cureautismnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 05:09 PM
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7. 1,500, perhaps?
The mile was never an Olympic event. The 1,500m is the closest equivalent.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 05:24 PM
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8. You're so right - But did I say anything about the Olympics?
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cureautismnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 07:46 PM
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11. NM.
Edited on Fri May-12-06 08:04 PM by dubyadubya3
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 04:33 PM
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5. I remember when this time would win the 100-yard dash.
Edited on Fri May-12-06 04:37 PM by KansDem
But that was "yards." This is phenomenal since Gatlin is running almost 10 yards further.

on edit: a little over 28 feet
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:27 PM
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10. Cool! He's supposed to be at the Pre in a few weeks
I'll be there, last year's race was awesome.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-13-06 04:35 PM
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15. It would be nice to think these records weren't helped by drugs
I tend to be cynical about these things though, after all we have seen. I mean, can training methods really be that much better than they were ten or fifteen years ago? Nutrition? Genetics? What is it?
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-13-06 04:52 PM
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17. *sigh* That's the first thing I thought of
"What's he been taking, and how did he mask it." Track and field and baseball -- I can't accept ANY of the records as honest any more... even though some of them may be. It just all feels tainted now.
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elvisbear Donating Member (545 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-13-06 07:20 PM
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18. Coached by Trevor Graham - No stranger to controversy
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At least five of Graham's athletes have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Four others he has coached face USADA doping violation charges.
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http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/athens/track/20...
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