EPelle wrote:Here's a near-certainty (as equal to the certainty that death and taxes shall come upon you): Bolt should be the only man to ever reach 4.000 points. If he never improves in the 100m or 200m, he will have to run 400m in 42,74 to reach that level. If he runs 100m in a 9,55 and 200m in 18,99, he'll have to "only" cross the finish line at 400m in 44,30 to earn 4.000 points. If he ends up just under 44,00 (43,98), he'll need to stop the 100m clock somewhere at/below 9,50 and not have to worry about improving over 200m.
42.74! 9.55! 18.99! Those are video game numbers that you're just nonchalantly throwing around. Bolt may be the best candidate to break the 4000 barrier in the sprints, but I wouldn't call it as certain as death and taxes.
Bolt keeps his 'video game' dreams alive. He's run the 9,5 (ish).
Will there be any more of a focus on breaking World records?
"Definitely I think one season we’re going to try and see if we can go faster. Without a doubt. I definitely think so."
"I still want to run sub-19 (in the 200). That’s one of the things I always think about and talk about with my coach. That’s one thing I’d really like to try."
By virtue of his 9,69 PB, Yohan Blake has improved to 3764 points this season -- an increase of 50 points over last year's combo score which elevated him to his current fourth spot. He'd need to run 19,04 in tomorrow's 200m to be the fourth to break the 3800 points threshold; he'd still remain 13 points behind Gay.