deanouk wrote:I'd say it's somewhere between 25.8 and 26.0.
This is what I wrote on another (shortened) version of the same race on Youtube.
"Although it looks fast, it's due to the rest of the field slowing dramatically. It's probably about 26.0. I had a look at Foster's 5000m win at the same meet on same track & he covered the part of the track from the 200m line to the join on the inside between grass & synthetic in 2.6 secs. In this race Susanj is seen at this point in 1:20.3. I'd say he was moving faster than Foster & covered it in c.2.3. That means he'd have hit 200m to go in 1:18.0, giving him about 26.0 for last 200."
On further delving I then wrote:-
"Just read an account of the race from Athletics Weekly, which had Fiasconaro going through 600m in 77.6, with Susanj 5th about 5m behind. That's about 0.6-0.7 in time. So his 600m time would have been about 1:18.2/1:18.3, and a final 200m of 25.8/25.9."
Hope that helps.
Thank you Deanouk! That race must have been considered un-worldly for the time it is run! Based off the video, he would at the very least still be competative in many races today 38 years later!
I had heard of Susanj but didn't really know much about him. I tried looking for a bio on the iaaf website but was unsuccessful finding any. Besides results for Montreal I have not found any. Can you shed some light on his career?