Most exciting 4x100m finish


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Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby Guest » Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:24 pm

OK, any thoughts on the most exciting 4 x 100m finish?
My humble vote goes to the 1990 NCAA Championships at Duke. Alabama (Clive Wright)passed Baylor and then Arizona at the finish. The Arizona anchor leg let up to gloat and never saw him go by.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby Guest » Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:25 pm

OK, this belongs in historical. Sorry.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby BisonHurdler » Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:58 pm

I believe it was......the 2002 Texas Relays, when Mo Green anchored his team and threw up his hand in "number 1" while someone else (forget who) leaned and beat him.

There was an awesome finishlynx FAT-photo of that race, it was hilarious. Mo with his hand raised in second place, the other guy (maybe Tim Mo?) winning.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby Guest » Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:24 pm

It was JJ Johnson. The guy who can brag that he has run down Mo, Tim, and Dwain in the 4x100.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:14 am

Maurice Greene at the 1999 Worlds got the baton about 1 stride length down behide D. Chambers of GB and just crashed him in the final 20 meters!
He had to run at least a 8.7 for his leg of the 4x1.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby waynehobley » Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:32 pm

When Evelyn Ashford ran down someone (can't remember who) at the 1988 Olympics in the 4x100 after recieving the baton in 3rd and making up 10-15 meters.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby BisonHurdler » Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:30 pm

Actually, 50 times more exciting than any of these was when Lauryn Williams of Rochester HS, PA, ran down the second fastest girl in the state in the 4x100 by (i kid you not) 15-20 meters. It was insane. They had to delay the meet a few minutes because the crowd was going so insane.

I have it on video file on my computer if anyone wants to see it.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby BisonHurdler » Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:32 pm

Sorry, forgot to mention, that was at the 2001 PIAA state meet.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby #1 Track Stunna » Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:41 am

I was in the infield during that race and people were going crazy. But it was no big suprise for me because she was from the same district as me so i seen it all the time....
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:38 am

'no one' says 64 Oly? ... yes, 'no one' says 64 Oly
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:36 am

For a long time, I've had said Eddie Hart walking down Valery Borzov in revenge for the "wrong schedule" fiasco of the scandal-ridden Munich Games. Hart was simply flying. More than 15 years later, Ashford's anchor in Seoul trumps that one, due to the size of the lead spotted.

I must add, any televised Carl Lewis anchor in his heyday raised goosebumps on my flesh. He was so smooth, his torso arched just so, with that efficient Tellez arm motion. What a stride he had.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby gh » Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:32 pm

Sorry, Hart didn't "walk down" Borzov; he had an 0.3 margin on him when they got the batons.

But you're right about Lewis: the best I think I ever saw of him may have been his running down of Eugen Ray in the Coliseum in the US-East Germany match of '83.
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Re: Most exciting 4x100m finish

Postby cullman » Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:19 am

I guess the '64 Olympic finals and an 8.6 (hand timed) final leg don't count.
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