Bolt 400m Rio?


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Re: Bolt 400m Rio?

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:39 am

preston wrote: I think the triple in Rio would be more awe-inspiring than a single 400m.

But aren't you dying for Bolt to nuke the 400 record down into the 42s?
A win in the 400 is New Territory. The 100/200 double is common; excelling ALSO in the 400 is not.
Yes, another 100/200 double would be epic, but yes, I'd much rather see a 400 Gold out of him, because I really do think he's got a 42 in him (with proper motivation).
He'd be a Legend either way, but I want it with the versatility that the 400 would confer upon him. (I really don't think he could LJ 29' even if he really wanted to).
[Regardless - I do see your point and can't refute it.]

P.S. If he did the 400, I'm sure it would still be part of a Triple (Gold): 400, 4x1, 4x4.
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Re: Bolt 400m Rio?

Postby lonewolf » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:19 am

Yep, if Bolt wants to secure his legend as sprint GOAT, he needs to act 400 WR to his resume.
Then he can concentrate on the LJ where, I believe, he has the tools to go 29.
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Re: Bolt 400m Rio?

Postby mump boy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:14 am

I'll be REALLY disappointed of he doesn't give another event a go. I don't understand why you wouldn't want to see your potential in a range of events.

Next year would be the perfect time and then if it doesn't go well back to sprints for 15/16
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Re: Bolt 400m Rio?

Postby eldanielfire » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:25 am

Even though we would love to see Bolt DESTROY the 400m record his body makes it a great risk. Bolt felt in pain enough (or the strain at least) doing the 200m in London and wasn't willing to do a WR run which he stated he could have. The 400m could leave Bolt at a high risk of serious injuries and could ruin his further WR potential in all of the Sprints.

On the other hand why not let Yohan Blake go for it. In RIo a 29 Year old Bolt (injury pending) would still be in his peak period. I'd think it would be Bolt Gold and Blake Silver again. If Blake wants Gold the 400m might be a better bet for him if he could run it.
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Re: Bolt 400m Rio?

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:24 pm

eldanielfire wrote:If Blake wants Gold the 400m might be a better bet for him if he could run it.

He doesn't 'look' it (to me), but who knows?!
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Re: Bolt 400m Rio?

Postby gibson » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:26 am

upon reflection,

bolt will run the 100 and 200 for the next couple of years.
it is about money, sponsors and ease of success, plus bolt's baby is the 200.
if he's getting beat regularly in the 100 two years from now, he'll look at the 200 400 double.
if that is possible with the OG schedule. the training for the 400 will allow a 9.5 man to do this. and he'll run the relay/s.

it all works for the GOAT.
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