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Mens 100

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:21 pm

Sad day for US sprinting. No medalist for the USA at the world Championships in the Men's 100m.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:28 pm

Sorry old chap. The writing was on the wall from early in the season. Hollywood Williams just ran too many races and Monty and Greene are finished. The only American who could have won that race was Gatlin and he wasn't at the meet. It will be even tougher next year with Brown one year older and tougher and Asafa Powell one year older and tougher.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Randy Treadway » Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:35 pm

What do you think about the possibility of John Capel making a serious 'run' at the 100, along with Gatlin?

Capel seemed to have some decent results at 100 this summer.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby miler manque » Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:01 pm

Really sorry to ask a dumb question, but where does one go for latest results? Don't have a dish for Canadian TV; don't see results on T&FN website; so I'm reading comments about races and I don't know the results. I'm sure they're somewhere, please advise.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Randy Treadway » Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:11 pm

www.iaaf.org
then click on the meet icon on the right hand side of the page
then click on results on the left hand side of THAT page
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Re: Mens 100

Postby miler manque » Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:22 pm

Thanks so much. www.letsrun.com seems to have the most stuff from lots of different sources.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:26 pm

That must have been a great finish. Have places 1-6 ever been so close (.06)?

BW and TM ran well, they just came up on the short end of the stick today. It's not like they got blown away. All season the 100 has been a crapshoot.

It's a tad premature to announce that Monty is done. Today he was just .04 away from WC gold and he set the WR less than one year ago!

Greene might be done. In the semi photo finish, he personifies defeat.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:29 pm

Sad day for U.S. sprinting. Jon Drummond's behavior. (But then, this isn't exactly the first time a U.S. sprinter has been an embarrasment to the country he represents.)
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Randy Treadway » Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:32 pm

Too bad Drummond didn't go to San Jose State.
They'd erect a statue of him on campus! :)

[see recent news item about Mexico City Tommy Smith/John Carlos gloved fist statue being put up on San Jose campus]

Of course the Drummond statue would be laying flat on the ground!!!
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:43 pm

>Too bad Drummond didn't go to San Jose
>State.
They'd erect a statue of him on campus!
>:)

[see recent news item about Mexico City
>Tommy Smith/John Carlos gloved fist statue being
>put up on San Jose campus]

Of course the
>Drummond statue would be laying flat on the
>ground!!!

If he'd gone to Berkely, they'd have erected a bldg. in his name, or changed the name of one already there to "Drummond Hall."
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Randy Treadway » Mon Aug 25, 2003 1:46 pm

How about renaming the Cal-Berkely Marching Band to be the Drummond Bugle Corps?

(sorry, bad one....) :(
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Re: Mens 100

Postby MJD » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:24 pm

>Greene
>might be done. In the semi photo finish, he
>personifies defeat.

Just watched it. It hurt to look at him in the slow motion replay keying on him. He basically pulled up with some kind of injury in the last 10 yards.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Half Miler » Mon Aug 25, 2003 4:02 pm

No, that's a good one. Don't be ashamed!
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Re: Mens 100

Postby michael lewis » Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:12 pm

Have places 1-6 ever been so close (.06)?

Don't know, but the race reminded me of the women's final in Barcelona '92, 1-5 all within 0.06, though today's men's race was even closer.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby abinferno » Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:19 pm

Maurice limps after every race. It's become a habit just in case he needs a quick excuse for losing.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:37 pm

Yes, the M100m was close but the times were unimpressive--and no negative wind. It's always disapointing when people run 10.04 in opening rounds and then the final is slower.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:34 pm

I think the times were affected by the competitiveness of the event. Nobody had the luxury of cruising in the quarters and semis to save themselves for the finals. Some of those quarterfinals and semifinal draws were BRUTAL.

I suspect that the final Grand Prix meet of the season will produce a sub 10 sec winner and the winner could be any of the top six finishers at the Worlds or even any one of Capel, Gatlin or Powell.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby gh » Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:05 pm

As I noted going in, track pretty spongy (Bekele says, "domo arigato" or something like that).

Only the second time a WC 100 has been won over 10 seconds. Equaled Lewis from Helsinki '83 as slowest winner ever.
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Re: Mens 100

Postby Half Miler » Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:53 pm

>As I noted going in, track pretty spongy

which makes White's slow-starting 10.85 even more impressive.
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