Is a 42.00 400m possible?


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Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby AFTERBURNER » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:48 am

My take on it is YES. Had Bolt been interested in the event. Problem is...he never will be.
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby fasttrack85 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:56 am

no and def not by Bolt.
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby Marlow » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:58 am

Possible? Probable . . . actually, barring WW3 and/or Zombie Apocalypse (which seems imminent!), inevitable. Time frame? Pretty far into this century. 50 years?
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby beebee » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:43 am

AFTERBURNER wrote:My take on it is YES. Had Bolt been interested in the event. Problem is...he never will be.



Bolt has not and so therefore he cannot...

dream on.
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby Pego » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:29 pm

Marlow wrote:Possible? Probable . . . actually, barring WW3 and/or Zombie Apocalypse (which seems imminent!), inevitable. Time frame? Pretty far into this century. 50 years?


Wow, I agree.
Probability of 42.00 for 400 = Probability of a Zombie Apocalypse.

So obvious, I should kick myself for overlooking that :wink: .
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby Sasuke » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:46 pm

If James Kirani was capable of running a 19.5 200 (and right now he probably couldn't run 19.9 either) than maybe he could run 42.99; in my opinion if he had Michael Johnson's speed he could do it (maybe also Lashawn Merritt, same thing).
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby user4 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:57 pm

Sasuke wrote:If James Kirani was capable of running a 19.5 200 (and right now he probably couldn't run 19.9 either) than maybe he could run 42.99; in my opinion if he had Michael Johnson's speed he could do it (maybe also Lashawn Merritt, same thing).


if he had michael johnsons speed he would not be the graceful spindly fellow that makes you and I admire his epic quartermiler aesthetics!!!!
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby 18.99s » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:08 pm

42.00 won't happen in our lifetime.

42.99 or better will (except maybe for those who are already older than 45).
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby lonewolf » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:40 pm

Another mark in the 1:40, 3:40, 10.0m dream basket.
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby gibson » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:52 pm

in theory, the answer to all these hypothetical questions can a guy go sub 42 - 400m, sub 46 400h, a 3:40 mile, the answer is for sure.

but in practice...

the real question is when does the freekish talent show up on the track? when does a michael jordan prefer track over basketball.

right now and into the future, there is a very small talent pool in track.
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby eiluke » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:57 am

the real question is when does the freekish talent show up on the track? when does a michael jordan prefer track over basketball.


Good question.
I btw always asked myself, which would have been Michael Jordans best event?
I remember that he stood not that much out in terms of stand still jumping ability, what we do remember had always been some kind of jump-speed athletism (including his unmatched body control of course)
Henry Lauterbach from GDR formerly had been able to jump 2,30m high combined with 8,35m longjump. I guess Michael Jordan would have been able to match these numbers in the 80ies.

Or would he have been the complete decathlete (he at least would not have lost focus over the two days)?
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby user4 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:09 am

gibson wrote:the real question is when does the freekish talent show up on the track? when does a michael jordan prefer track over basketball.


yeah if only the NBA had paid less, or let those guys compete in track on weekends, .. all the record books would have be rewritten :roll:
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby lovetorun » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:46 pm

To run 42.00 you'd have to come through the 200m in 20flat to 20.4 and then keep it going for at least a 22.00 to 21.60...not going to happen any time soon and maybe never.
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Re: Is a 42.00 400m possible?

Postby smc » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:18 pm

I think it'll be done eventually. On the Olympiad episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, guys were "vertical leaping" something like 20 ft. :D
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