thats exactly wut i thought. didnt he say earlier he wanted to win the worlds in the 200? kinda hard to when ur not going to race. wut a wus, he kinda reminds me of this guy on my track team who always pulls up when hes ab to lose
Looked just like the match race between mic Johnson and Donavan Bailey in Canada a few years back. MJ pulls up "lame" after Bailey
pulls away. You don't see the British lads pulling this cowardly rubish.
>Looked just like the match race between mic
>Johnson and Donavan Bailey in Canada a few years
>back. MJ pulls up "lame" after Bailey
>away. You don't see the British lads pulling this
Really? What about the several "hammy pulls" that Chambers & Lewis-Francis claimed to have in several races last summer. I believe the Commonwealth Games was one such meet. Or Chambers pulling out of the Euro Cup?
WOW - all injuries are not fake - the writers are just pointing out an obvious (and embarrasing for the sport) trend of sprinters "pulling up" and expecting us to believe it.
How often do distance runners (MUCH prepared and practiced in sprinting) pull up at the end of their races - Geb? Tergat? Morceli? ElG? Coe? - these guys are closing fast and rarely pull up - yet it is a common occurance among sprinters - who should be trained for it. Why can Geb run a 24s final 200 while a supposed world class sprinter pulls up at 21 sec. in almost EVERY meet?
El, supermo, or what ever your name is, you are a fool. A 24 second 200 is a jog for a sprinter. You would never know how fast 21 flat or sub 21 feels. Having run 20.2 in my day I know.There is a huge difference. In order to maintain that velocity everything needs to be ready, when slight mistake in form, or warm up or even hydration can cause a problem. Just like a drag car, one little mistake can blow the race.I saw Mo run 12 consecutive 24 second 200's two year ago at the olympic traning center. He was base training. His rest was 90 sec. It was an easy practice for him. You are actually sort of funny.
>Let's see then ... every injury that a sprinter
>has is fake then, right?
No, all injuries are not fake, however, Maurice Green pulls this stunt all the time so he has lost his credibility as far as I am concerned. He hasn't posted fast times over 200 meters consistently since his world title. He Knew that he was no match for Jarvis and John so he backed down like a coward. Some of our American sprinters just don't seem fearless anymore. Who can blaim spectators for believing that every injury is a hoax?
>I am glad to run under :27. Mo Greene seems like
>he is gutless. I know some of the TV game shows
>I have seen him on he comes off as a clueless
>moron. World Class speed doesn't mean a world
I agree, when he was on blind date he looked like a big idiot. This guy is the worst with interviews. I bet his vocabulary is like 5 words long which is not going to cut it for a T&F icon.
>As much as I am not a Mo fan, I think the Oly
>Trials 200 blow up was with legit stops by both
>of them. But to the present....
Mo is just
>not a likeable personality. You have never seen
>him make any Madison Avenue money and you never
Comes across as an egotistical loudmouth.
He may not be such, for all I know he is a
>great guy. But that's his image, fair or
I've always thought he seemed like a pretty good bloke. He's only really got mouthy when provoked by the likes of MJ & Monty (who I can't stand). I've seen him around so.cal meets, and at UCLA, dozens of times and he certainly doesn't act like a prima donna.
Steve...different topic. Did you see that 9 out of the 19 high jumpers NH-ed in the final? That has to be some kind of record!
Saw Mo on an ESPN game show and I think the show with Regis(who wants to be....). He seemed real out of place among those that don't want to worship him or listen to his trash talk. Come to think of it, I haven't seen to many athletes who can really think on their feet outside of their sports.
I do not need to clarify who I am, when I ran my times, or what teams I have made. Let's just say I have made indoor and outdoor world championship teams in the 200. I have never made an Olympic team. However, I have plenty of experience in Grand Prix meets and i am credible. It seems to me like all of you are just fans that think everything is hunkydory. I would tell you who I was but I have no interest in geting your crap e-mails, and developing a friendship.We'll leave it at that.
Your right, I didn't get the joke. I'm so used to how seriously you ladies take everything that O wasn't looking for it. As for 20.2, think what you want.The funny thing is I know who I am, most of you would probably ask me for my autograph.I love track fans, not asses like you who probably had a problem with the US 1500. You idiots don't even realize that now and day's our shoe deals are based on place finishes. My shoe deal alone was a 30 thousand dollar bonus to make a World or Olympic team. Those guys ran for place, not for time. You would know if you knew what type of pressures come with sponsors and agents. Why do you think Webb fell on his face so hard.
>His name is Mark Naylor - PB is (as you say)
>2.24m, jumped at Plymouth around this time of
>year 23 years ago!!
Mark - I won't tell them
>your age, but you're as old as my Mom. Let's
>leave it at that!
That's correct...thanks a bunch for the age dig! When I jumped that the bar was set at 2.25m, they re-measured it since it was a record and it came in at 2.243/4 which was bloody annoying, to say the least. Do I know you, since I'm as old as your mum I doubt it! I do have a bunch of stories about the 70's-80's. One that comes to mind is Steve Ovett getting wasted after he lost the 1500m in Moscow and throwing up in my bathtub!
Re: sprinters on this site, incl. the guy above. Why are they all such wankers? At least this guy can write properly though. His very good points are spoiled by the bile by which he expresses his opinion. Lighten up for god's sake.
i could find only two guys that made both the indoor and outdoor team for the world champs kevin little and roshaan grifin, i think both have run faster than 20.2 and made the outdoor and indoor final in 99. little is retired and does not seem like a guy who would make an ass of himself on a message board. roshaan i dont know very well, but i dont think he would act like this either. sprintman you are a LIAR !
no rb, the more sprintman talks the deeper a hole he winds up in. he claimed he made the team both indoors and outdoors and run 20.2. like i said earlier i could find only two people that did that or better and he is not either. sounds to me like pure bull....