KD, And were you reticent to mention Bobby Morrow, as the 3 Golds winner, thinking it was so obvious?
I was fortunate to draw the same 100 yds. Heat, at Fresno Relays, as BM; that way I could appreciate, up close and too personal, that famed gear-change acceleration about 10 yds. out (I'd actually gotten out even, making it even more of an imprint).
That's an effect on a Sprinter that I'm convinced led to Ray Stewart, of Jamaica via Texas (A&M?), missing out on a medal in 1984: Ray had run the fastest Heat, ~10.17, and drew the adjacent lane to Carl Lewis in the Final. When Lewis hit his own acceleration point, around 20-25m, he stood Ray right up, quite visibly.