Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]


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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby j-a-m » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:22 pm

And how about this: The real value of wins versus losses is in the predictive value, i.e. if the athlete were to compete next week against the best in the world, how likely is he or she to win?

Eaton has dominated the competiton both times, and both in sunshine and rain. So while two competitions is not much, it is in this case enough in terms of predictive value.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby marknhj » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:04 pm

kuha wrote:Got to agree that the WHOLE season does have importance. One can weight the Olympics appropriately, but it cannot be the only meet that matters.


To the athletes it is.

As I said, a post-Olympic loss in an Olympic year should never be held against an outstanding athlete who has produced an incredible result in an Olympic Final. Especially when you are comparing an out-of-this-world individual event performance with multi-event performances.

What multi-event athletes achieve is fantastic, fabulous, and occasionally incredible, but they are stringing together a series of mostly average or below average marks in the context of world class performance. To me it's simply not the same as running a sub-1:41 800m which almost requires a word beyond "excellence".
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby mump boy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:13 pm

DecFan wrote:Surely we can all agree on two points:

1) A loss for someone who competes only 2x in a year is more important than a loss for someone who competes many more times. Had Eaton lost either of his decathlon competitions this year, he would not be in consideration at all for AOY, regardless of the greatness of his other performance.

2) A loss is worse than a win, or not competing. Duh. Rudisha's record is unquestionably blemished by losing to Aman. Certainly an argument can be made that his season still merits AOY, but a loss is still a loss.


I don't think a loss is worse than not competing, in fact i think coming 2nd is better than not taking part
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:28 pm

mump boy wrote:

I don't think a loss is worse than not competing, in fact i think coming 2nd is better than not taking part


Just like Tennyson's

Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Tuariki » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:29 pm

marknhj wrote:
kuha wrote:Got to agree that the WHOLE season does have importance. One can weight the Olympics appropriately, but it cannot be the only meet that matters.


To the athletes it is.

As I said, a post-Olympic loss in an Olympic year should never be held against an outstanding athlete who has produced an incredible result in an Olympic Final. Especially when you are comparing an out-of-this-world individual event performance with multi-event performances.

What multi-event athletes achieve is fantastic, fabulous, and occasionally incredible, but they are stringing together a series of mostly average or below average marks in the context of world class performance. To me it's simply not the same as running a sub-1:41 800m which almost requires a word beyond "excellence".

I definitely agree with paragraphs 1 and 3. In regards to paragraph 2 I don't think you can discount post Olympic performances totally but as in the case of Rudisha you have to look at the context of the whole season; and in his case I would not hold his last loss against him at all in comparing him to Eaton.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby j-a-m » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:26 am

gibson wrote:there should be no penalty to rudisha what so ever for losing at seasons end in less than great conditions (for him).

Question is, what is the explanation for Rudisha's loss:
- Not comfortable running in rain, then it should count against him; or
- ran only with the goal of improving the WR, even though that increased the risk of losing, i.e. had he run to "only" win that day, he would've and it shouldn't count against him then.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby odelltrclan » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:35 am

No mulligans in track are there? If you run and lose, deal with it. I am sure he was not thinking anything about AOY going into the meet. Does any athlete really? Maybe their event rankings but not AOY. And I am sure he was motivated by his pay for participating to be there so if he loses he loses, it is part of his body of work. He may still get AOY. If that was the only loss of the year, it does not taint him much.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Dave » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:53 am

j-a-m wrote:
gibson wrote:there should be no penalty to rudisha what so ever for losing at seasons end in less than great conditions (for him).

Question is, what is the explanation for Rudisha's loss:
- Not comfortable running in rain, then it should count against him; or
- ran only with the goal of improving the WR, even though that increased the risk of losing, i.e. had he run to "only" win that day, he would've and it shouldn't count against him then.


If the weather is going to be an issue for Rudisha, then it certainly cuts both ways. Rudisha loses his race because of weather and Eaton sets a world record in terrible conditions. Eaton comes out way ahead on that one.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby kuha » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:55 am

marknhj wrote:
kuha wrote:Got to agree that the WHOLE season does have importance. One can weight the Olympics appropriately, but it cannot be the only meet that matters.


To the athletes it is.

As I said, a post-Olympic loss in an Olympic year should never be held against an outstanding athlete who has produced an incredible result in an Olympic Final. Especially when you are comparing an out-of-this-world individual event performance with multi-event performances.

What multi-event athletes achieve is fantastic, fabulous, and occasionally incredible, but they are stringing together a series of mostly average or below average marks in the context of world class performance. To me it's simply not the same as running a sub-1:41 800m which almost requires a word beyond "excellence".


OK, I'll debate this. To the WINNING athletes, or to those (Leo M) who have performed better than expected, yes, the Olympics certainly will have a high likelihood of being the only meet that "really matters." But for ALL the rest of the athletes, particularly for those who performed below expectations, that's clearly not true and it should not be true. (If it was, then every 4 years would see one "meaningful" day of competition per event--a situation that would end my interest in the sport.)

And by no means should my view be seen as somehow dissing Rudisha. I give him enormous credit for putting himself on the line in ANY post-Olympic meets. Unlike some, I actually did think that there was "some" chance of him getting beaten--in any of the meets this year.

So: a) all the leading meets "count", with the OG weighted appropriately; b) Rudisha was so brilliant in the top meet of the year that, for me, his Zurich loss doesn't change the fact that he's still the top male performer for the year.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby dbirds » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:20 pm

Well, actually he could. Skipping Götzis so close to the OT was the right choice. If he were to show up at Talence in a couple of weeks and win with a mid-8000s score, I suspect he'd become a pretty clear choice for a lot of people.

I'm still leaning towards him even with only the pair of meets. (and bringing up the indoor heptathlon, at least in terms of T&FN's AOY award, is a waste of time. The mark will not be on his cv and the voting instructions will contain usual boilerplate regards the ignoring of such events)


There is NO reason for Eaton to compete in Talence. He was won gold and set the WR. He started the season early - setting the heptathlon record and he is earning more $ marketing himself and the deca in the States than competing. Injury is a possibility after a long season.

Once again, the heptathlon should have some weight for decathletes. They only compete 2-4 times a year and a heptathlon is 70% of a deca. Give it 10% or something just like a relay leg should count a little bit. Maybe a tiebreaker or something.

Defeating Clay, Suarez and Hardee should count for something as it shows he beat the top competition. Not that Rudisha didnt but it can't be overlooked or ignored.

Any way you look at it, Rudisha was amazing and so was Eaton. Eaton had probably the best year a decathlete could have a should win by a slight margin over Rudisha with Harting, Merritt, Farah and Bolt close behind.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby mump boy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:06 pm

For me setting a WR, in a non sprint event, in an Olympic final, tops any other kind of achievement in Track and Field and more than compensates for one end of sea on loss. If Eaton had competed and won another time, or if we could could include indoor Hep in our consideration, it may be a closer run thing but as it is Rudisha for me.

Eaton

Can't choose between

Merrit
Harting
Bolt

at the moment

Farah but he could easily be demoted as his season outside of OG is very thin

So without looking anyone up, Taylor, Lavillenie and James and Pars come into play. Actually looking at that lot Mo is safe in 6th but deffo won't go any higher
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby nevetsllim » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:33 am

I'm going for Rudisha as AOY too. I'm not going to hold his defeat to Aman against him when comparing Rudisha to Eaton simply because of the nature of the events. If he'd had 3-4 losses on the circuit, then I'd give the nod to Eaton but one loss doesn't blemish his 2012 record when he's competed frequently compared to Eaton's two.

To win it as a multi-eventer (or as a marathon/walks specialist), I think every performance has to be of a hugely distinguished standard. Eaton's victory in London was fantastic but it wasn't an Olympic record and he was somewhat down on his best in a few events. Had he achieved an OR or gone over 8900 for the best ever mark in a championships, then the balance would probably tip in Eaton's favour. Instead, his performance was the ninth best ever, while Rudisha has produced a WR and the eighth fastest time ever (and the twelfth).

Both great athletes but Rudisha nabs it this year.

mump boy wrote:
Can't choose between

Merrit
Harting
Bolt


I'd probably put Merritt just below the other two. He lost two early-season races (fourth in Shanghai, second in Eugene) and had two DQs (New York and Lausanne). I'm assuming the DQs count as losses to the people judging it?
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby mump boy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:49 am

nevetsllim wrote:I'm going for Rudisha as AOY too. I'm not going to hold his defeat to Aman against him when comparing Rudisha to Eaton simply because of the nature of the events. If he'd had 3-4 losses on the circuit, then I'd give the nod to Eaton but one loss doesn't blemish his 2012 record when he's competed frequently compared to Eaton's two.

To win it as a multi-eventer (or as a marathon/walks specialist), I think every performance has to be of a hugely distinguished standard. Eaton's victory in London was fantastic but it wasn't an Olympic record and he was somewhat down on his best in a few events. Had he achieved an OR or gone over 8900 for the best ever mark in a championships, then the balance would probably tip in Eaton's favour. Instead, his performance was the ninth best ever, while Rudisha has produced a WR and the eighth fastest time ever (and the twelfth).

Both great athletes but Rudisha nabs it this year.

mump boy wrote:
Can't choose between

Merrit
Harting
Bolt


I'd probably put Merritt just below the other two. He lost two early-season races (fourth in Shanghai, second in Eugene) and had two DQs (New York and Lausanne). I'm assuming the DQs count as losses to the people judging it?


I know marks aren't supposed to count for much but the quality of his races is far superior to the others

12.96w (2) Eugene
12.93 (1) OT
12.93 (1) London
12.93 (1) Monaco
12.94 (1) OG Semi
12.92 (1) OG
12.95 (1) Birmingham
12.97 (1) Berlin

this kind of consistency and ubiquity is worth more than a couple of loses :?
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Flumpy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:30 am

Problem solved :mrgreen:
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby j-a-m » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:32 am

Merritt !!!
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby marknhj » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:32 am

Yep!
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby beebee » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:43 am

Things just changed folks...

A big WR, Olympic Championship, and one of the best hurdling seasons ever.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Tuariki » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:46 am

Tuariki wrote:IMO as it stands today it is Rudisha, then Eaton as:
1. I rate Rudisha's WR performance higher than Eaton's
2. Rudisha's number of wins with quality performances
3. It is not that difficult to go undefeated if you only compete twice

The only athlete that could upset that scenario is Merritt. IMO if he can break the WR then he would go to the top for AOY.

As I am no longer a politician then I am no longer allowed to be a hypocrite.
And so 12.80 does it for me.
#1 Merrit
#2 Rudisha
#3 Eaton
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby jamal00005 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:00 am

Tuariki wrote:
Tuariki wrote:IMO as it stands today it is Rudisha, then Eaton as:
1. I rate Rudisha's WR performance higher than Eaton's
2. Rudisha's number of wins with quality performances
3. It is not that difficult to go undefeated if you only compete twice

The only athlete that could upset that scenario is Merritt. IMO if he can break the WR then he would go to the top for AOY.

As I am no longer a politician then I am no longer allowed to be a hypocrite.
And so 12.80 does it for me.
#1 Merrit
#2 Rudisha
#3 Eaton


I completely agree Merrit just did it for me
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Flumpy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:03 am

#1 - Merrit
#2 - Rudisha
#3 - Eaton
#4 - Harting
#5 - Farah
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Tuariki » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:04 am

Flumpy wrote:#1 - Merrit
#2 - Rudisha
#3 - Eaton
#4 - Harting
#5 - Farah

Yep. That's 1 to 5 IMO also
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby tm71 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:06 am

doesn't he MERRITT the AOY now ? lol !!!
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby mump boy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:31 am

Tuariki wrote:
Flumpy wrote:#1 - Merrit
#2 - Rudisha
#3 - Eaton
#4 - Harting
#5 - Farah

Yep. That's 1 to 5 IMO also


HAven't you forgotten someone ??

Where's Bolt ? and i wouldn't mind Blake before Farah as well
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby gh » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:33 am

How can Blake possibly be ahead of Bolt?
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby mump boy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:35 am

gh wrote:How can Blake possibly be ahead of Bolt?


You beat me to it Gaz, i just assumed he's included Bolt but when re read i saw the error of his ways

Bolt and very possibly Blake are in front of Farah who has a very contrived and weak season outside of London
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby MightyBurner » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:41 am

And Bolt and Blake have raced each other three times. In championship finals.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby dbirds » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:43 am

The question is: how do you rank a false start? On paper, it's last place but really it's not. Thoughts??
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby mump boy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:57 am

MightyBurner wrote:And Bolt and Blake have raced each other three times. In championship finals.


This is true but Mo has basically raced no one apart from Eugene. 2 meaningless, contrived races in UK and the European champs !!

Bolt and Blake may not have raced each other much but they have raced lots against everyone else and at a VERY high level
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby j-a-m » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:20 pm

dbirds wrote:The question is: how do you rank a false start? On paper, it's last place but really it's not. Thoughts??

Depends on the specifics. Merritt, when he false started recently, risked a lot because he wanted to get the WR. Had he run "only" to win, he'd risked less and won. Based on that specific explanation, I wouldn't count it against him.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby j-a-m » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:22 pm

Once you talk about top 5, I believe Lavillenie should be included in the conversation. I've got him at #5, behind Bolt, and just ahead of Harting and Farah.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby MightyBurner » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:25 pm

mump boy wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:And Bolt and Blake have raced each other three times. In championship finals.


This is true but Mo has basically raced no one no one apart from Eugene. 2 meaningless, contrived races in UK and the European champs !!

Bolt and Blake may not have raced each other much but they have raced lots against everyone else and at a VERY high level

Huh? He beat Rupp on multiple occasions.. As far as I remember, Rupp was second to him in the 10k.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby mump boy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:32 pm

j-a-m wrote:Once you talk about top 5, I believe Lavillenie should be included in the conversation. I've got him at #5, behind Bolt, and just ahead of Harting and Farah.


There is NO WAY Lavillenie is ahead of Harting but i'd be happy to see loads of other people ahead of Mo though.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby mal » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:58 pm

The fork goes into this argument
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby Half Miler » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:15 pm

mump boy wrote:There is NO WAY Lavillenie is ahead of Harting but i'd be happy to see loads of people others ahead of Mo though.


Agreed. Historically, distance doublers get a bit too much credit and throwers not nearly enough.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Flumpy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:26 pm

Tuariki wrote:
Flumpy wrote:#1 - Merrit
#2 - Rudisha
#3 - Eaton
#4 - Harting
#5 - Farah

Yep. That's 1 to 5 IMO also


It's a toss up for #5 for me between Mo and Usain for 5th. Mo hardly competed but Usain ducked his biggest competitor unless he had no choice.

I'm also vaguely wavering on Merritt. His 2 DQ's technically count as loses so that's 4 he had during the year. Does that outweigh his other other accomplishments when he has such strong opposition? :?
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby Flumpy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:27 pm

mump boy wrote:
Tuariki wrote:
Flumpy wrote:#1 - Merrit
#2 - Rudisha
#3 - Eaton
#4 - Harting
#5 - Farah

Yep. That's 1 to 5 IMO also


HAven't you forgotten someone ??

Where's Bolt ? and i wouldn't mind Blake before Farah as well


Blake??? Who couldn't even win an individual Gold Medal? against someone who won 2??? :?
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby Flumpy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:33 pm

j-a-m wrote:Once you talk about top 5, I believe Lavillenie should be included in the conversation. I've got him at #5, behind Bolt, and just ahead of Harting and Farah.


Lavillenie is in my mix for 5th along with Farah and Bolt but Harting has to be ahead of all the others.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby gh » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:36 pm

dbirds wrote:The question is: how do you rank a false start? On paper, it's last place but really it's not. Thoughts??


How could it be anything but last place? 7 guys crossed the line ahead of you, and it's your fault you weren't there, not theirs.
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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY?? [or Merritt?!]

Postby mump boy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:58 pm

MightyBurner wrote:
mump boy wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:And Bolt and Blake have raced each other three times. In championship finals.


This is true but Mo has basically raced no one no one apart from Eugene. 2 meaningless, contrived races in UK and the European champs !!

Bolt and Blake may not have raced each other much but they have raced lots against everyone else and at a VERY high level

Huh? He beat Rupp on multiple occasions.. As far as I remember, Rupp was second to him in the 10k.


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Re: Rudisha loses...Eaton AOY??

Postby mump boy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Flumpy wrote:
Tuariki wrote:
Flumpy wrote:#1 - Merrit
#2 - Rudisha
#3 - Eaton
#4 - Harting
#5 - Farah

Yep. That's 1 to 5 IMO also


It's a toss up for #5 for me between Mo and Usain for 5th. Mo hardly competed but Usain ducked his biggest competitor unless he had no choice.



Are you drunk ? he may have ducked Blake (and visa versa) but who was Mo racing against at the Euro Champs, the heats of the UK champs, a contrived 2 mile race won in 8.23 or was that 5k against Collis Birmingham the high quality competition you're looking for ??

Usain's Season

100m 05.05 Kingston Jamaica International Invitational 1. 9.82
100m 25.05 Ostrava Golden Spike 1. 10.04
100m 31.05 Roma Golden Gala 1. 9.76
100m 07.06 Oslo ExxonMobil Bislett Games 1. 9.79
100m 29.06 Kingston Jamaican Ch. 2. 9.86
200m 01.07 Kingston Jamaican Ch. 2. 19.83
100m 05.08 London Olympic Games 1. 9.63
200m 09.08 London Olympic Games 1. 19.32
4x100m 11.08 London Olympic Games 1. 36.84
200m 23.08 Lausanne Athletissima 1. 19.58
200m 30.08 Zürich Weltklasse 1. 19.66
100m 07.09 Bruxelles Memorial Van Damme 1. 9.86

These massively superior marks certainly make up for the couple of losses
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