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James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby mump boy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:33 pm

Instead of being buried in the UK Trials thread i thought this deserved a thread of it's own

He's been on the verge of doing something great for a few years but always seems to be injured. Had a breakthrough indoors when he ran 6.48 to win silver at Euro indoors, then he ran 10.03 at Birmingham DL so we hoped for a sub 10 this year but this run was astonishing. It shows what can happen when we actually have good weather at our trials for once

He's still very delicate and rarely runs 2 races a day, he refused to run the individual at the Euro Team Champs and just did the relay !! and today he had "cramp' after the semi so didn't run the final but as long as he delivers in Moscow none of that matters

It may be too much to ask for a medal but he's on the up and stranger things have happened. Currently ranked 3rd of athletes who will be in Moscow and with it not being a vintage far for 100m so far, a final place is expected and as the cliche's goes anything can happen :D

Also we have 5 athletes with the A standard and that doesn't include Adam Gemili, who probably won't get an individual spot. If we can get the baton round (usually a big if but we haven't dropped it this year in 5 attempts !! i think) we're very much back in the hunt for a relay medal as well
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby norunner » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:45 pm

mump boy wrote:Also we have 5 athletes with the A standard and that doesn't include Adam Gemili, who probably won't get an individual spot. If we can get the baton round (usually a big if but we haven't dropped it this year in 5 attempts !! i think) we're very much back in the hunt for a relay medal as well
They need to do a relay camp before Moscow, a week of relay practice will do wonders for you. With propers exchanges they could break the european record. I mean, look at Germany, ran 38.02 last year with only one guy who had a SB below 10.20. 37.50 should be possible for your guys.
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby athlete101 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:08 pm

Dasaolu's run was incredible to watch. This guy is the real deal and what's great is that he has now found the best training formula which works amazingly well for him. I look forward to Moscow and it certainly will be interesting who the selectors will choose for the 100m. I would have to go with Dasaolu, Chambers and Aikines-Aryeetey. Its looks as though Gemili has run himself out of selection for the 100m now with only a B standard at best. Possibly even the 200 also as he was beaten by Danny Talbot at the European u23 Championships. If Ellington and Delano Williams run quick times tomorrow then we may only see Gemili in the relay come Moscow!!

It may be a little premature talking about Dasaolu as a medal contender considering just how tough it is for athletes to even make a final. I am sure he will get there and it would be excellent to see him better Linford Christie's British Record of 9.87.
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby mump boy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:52 pm

Video available

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... OTEZQKfGfM

The euro record is a tough one from Gardener/Campbell/Malcolm/Chambers i'm not sure the potential new team say Chambers, Gemili, Talbot, Dasaolu is much faster and definitely not as well prepared.

But the point about how fast the GER team ran is very relevant, i'm always saying that great relay teams don't have to be made up of fast runners (obviously it helps though :P)
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby Smoke » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:53 pm

Great run for him. And yes he has been the best sprinter in the UK for about 3 years now but injuries have kept him off the radar. Yes, I said the best. There has not been anyone better than James for years. Glad to see him healthy and showing his talent.
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby gh » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:53 pm

was he running in Des Moines? :twisted:
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby mump boy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:06 pm

gh wrote:was he running in Des Moines? :twisted:


We've had AMAZING weather in UK this week and for the first time on living memory it's corresponded with the trials !! We even had wind in the right direction :shock:

Asha Phillip ran massive PB of 11.20 (which may not be much in the big scheme of things but is very exciting for us) if this hadn't clashed with the Euro Under 23's the fields would have been much stronger and we may have seen many more fast times.
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby DCSIGMA » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:53 pm

gh wrote:was he running in Des Moines? :twisted:



Naw it was Eugene..... :mrgreen:
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby dustoff » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:00 pm

DCSIGMA wrote:Naw it was Eugene..... :mrgreen:


*Clermont with the track from Atlanta and wind gauge from the Indianapolis.
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby Sac Track » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:17 pm

dustoff wrote:
DCSIGMA wrote:Naw it was Eugene..... :mrgreen:


*Clermont with the track from Atlanta and wind gauge from the Indianapolis.


LOL Or Make it the Track from Tokyo W/ the same starter who let DM (9.91) get away with a flyer.
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby shivfan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:03 am

Impressive run by Dasaolu....
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Re: James Dasaolu 9.91 +1.1

Postby nevetsllim » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:35 am

mump boy wrote:
gh wrote:was he running in Des Moines? :twisted:


We've had AMAZING weather in UK this week and for the first time on living memory it's corresponded with the trials !! We even had wind in the right direction :shock:


The 2006 UK Champs was a scorcher. It was the year Mo Farah was beaten by Peter Riley in the 5000m! :lol:
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