¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL


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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby lsabre » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:19 pm

Tyson Gay was absolutely sensational today and looks to be gearing up into some overwhelming form, running 9.78 secs into a headwind (-0.4m/sec) and under these conditions is phenomenal! Mind you, he got off to a sound start for a second race in a row which has been instrumental in the manner he's destroyed the fields involved, showing that his injury problems are behind him as well. All things equal, I sense that he's going to revise his US record before the season is out - I wouldn't rule out something like 9.65 secs or thereabouts from him!
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby 26mi235 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:47 pm

Can someone review what he has been doing as regards to starts -- who has he worked with and when.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby usafa » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:09 pm

Darn - Blake hijacking Gay's win again :D
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby notorious » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:17 pm

26mi235 wrote:Can someone review what he has been doing as regards to starts -- who has he worked with and when.



Well,I guess we really want to know if he is still working with Jon Drummond on his starts.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby richxx87 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:07 pm

Just for fun, and you can choose to take from this what you will, I was plugging in the numbers to JRM's calculator and it comes to a 9.75 basic. Now assuming a +2.0, that would have been 9.66 (if I did that correctly). Nonetheless, quite fast and slightly faster than his own PB of 9.69 (+2.0).
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby JimmyRed » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:05 pm

notorious wrote:Dix got scared when he saw Tyson running away to victory.

Injury looks fake to me.


I disagree. Why would he assume he could beat Gay after Gay just beat Bolt a week ago?

Sure Dix beat Gay in a 200 after Gay got back from injury, but Dix has no reason to think he can beat the American record holder in a 100 meter dash...

It looked real to me, it took him a while to slow down, which is a good sign of an injury. He also finished the race...most people who fake injuries walk off the track because their pride is hurt.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby GDAWG » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:11 pm

What's the status on Dix?
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby Megas15 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:15 pm

Tyson seem to have the Jamaicans running scared/injured...

First, he tapped that ass (Powell), he went out with a groin? injury.
Next, he stuck it to Bolt and, he went out with a bad back.
Much respect to Blake, he chased him down and ran a PB.

Anyway, those guys went home to load up on the yellow yam; they'll be back...
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby Megas15 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:44 pm

Megas15 wrote:Tyson seem to have the Jamaicans running scared/injured...

First, he tapped that ass (Powell), he went out with a groin? injury.
Next, he stuck it to Bolt and, he went out with a bad back.
Much respect to Blake, he chased him down and ran a PB.

Anyway, those guys went home to load up on the yellow yam; they'll be back...


Same with Oliver, he sent Robles running scared...
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby Pelpa » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:56 pm

Megas15 wrote:Tyson seem to have the Jamaicans running scared

Anyway, those guys went home to load up on the yellow yam; they'll be back...


They really don't need anything but a bite, as 9.58 and 19.10 is still safely under wraps plus they are sitting pretty even looking at a potential 35.999 in 2011.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby rainy.here » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:05 pm

texan wrote:You are going to have to look at the time-force curves and it will be different for each individual. Do they even collect this data?


At least sometimes, but probably a lot of the time these days. In Jon Drummond's famous "heel twitch" false start in 2003 WC, which conincidentally had Asafa Powell with a normal false start, force-time curves were released for all runners.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby gcheves » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:13 am

nicest person ever wrote:Wow! Great run by Gay and especially Yohan Blake.

if he stays healthy is gonna be right up there with, if not surpassing, Gay and Powell.


That's a big "if" because, as I recall, Alonzo Edwards, of Panama, was supposed to be burning up the track this year.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby shivfan » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:13 pm

notorious wrote:Great run by Tyson.

The top times by the Jamaican men in the 100m this year


9.82 Usain Bolt
9.82 Asafa Powell
9.86 Nesta Carter
9.89 Yohan Blake

With Bolt and Asafa recovering and expected to be back fully fit next year, Jamaica is going to have a devastating mens 4 x 100m relay team in Korea next year at the WC's. I expect Jamaica to run 36.85 at the World Champs next year.

I'm really excited by the recent performances of Blake and Carter....
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby ExCoastRanger » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:36 pm

If Gay's time holds up -- or if he improves on it -- through the rest of the season, it will be the first time since Gatlin in 2004 that an American has had the best time of the year in the men's 100m.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby Pelpa » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:11 pm

Image

Translation: Wait!!?...then why did he say he was injured? Source:http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/4900007/ed-cartoon-august-14-2010.jpg
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Re: London DL—m100

Postby toyracer » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:42 am

TrainerPhil wrote:I knew Blake was set for a PR, but was expecting/hoping for something a bit faster.


If he had had a quicker reaction time his time would have been quicker. He was last to react, by 0.03 of a second to the next slowest, and by 0.059 to Gay. All indications are that he will continue to get faster.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby SpeedyG2012 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:14 am

Blake is getting better and quicker an no-one is noticing in the media as yet...

Great winning time by Gay, took some confidence in beating Bolt and had a great pick-up mid race to blitz the field.
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby John G » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:24 am

Ladbrokes are offering 20/1 for Blake in the World Champs 100m next year. Given the possibility Gay and Bolt will not be fit and probability that, if fit, Powell will choke, I had a flutter!
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Re: ¶London DL—m100: Gay 9.78 WL, AL

Postby John G » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:26 am

And Dix is 100/1 - below Mark Lewis-Francis :lol:
That was worth £1 as well!
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