Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 200?


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Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 200?

Postby fasttrack85 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:00 am

Why or why not? As usual I will not bias the thread.
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Re: Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 2

Postby Marlow » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:24 am

Of course. Bolt has put them almost beyond reach for his contemporaries, but the very fact that he did it and backed them up with other stellar performances is the impetus necessary for others to follow and surpass him. Won't be easy, though; we're rapidly approaching the Twilight Zone of human performance as we currently understand it (i.e., no PED or genetic supplementation). In 100 years, however, we will have broken through to an all-new stratum of capability.
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Re: Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 2

Postby Pego » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:36 am

Marlow wrote:In 100 years, however, we will have broken through to an all-new stratum of capability.


I can't help it, I just have to plagiarize RR.

"There you go again."
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Re: Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 2

Postby j-a-m » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:56 am

fasttrack85 wrote:Why or why not? As usual I will not bias the thread.

He's capable of a world record, but I think it's more likely that Bolt will improve his own records and put them out of reach for Blake.
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Re: Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 2

Postby Marlow » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:09 am

Pego wrote:
Marlow wrote:In 100 years, however, we will have broken through to an all-new stratum of capability.

I can't help it, I just have to plagiarize RR.
"There you go again."

Ha! Now my greatest regret is that you and I will be gone, so I can't lord it over you and say, "I told you so!!" :wink:
On the other hand, I'm starting to get a LITTLE nervous over the Hot Dog bets. What are they again? There are 3, yes? All I can remember is the HJ 2.50.
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Re: Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 2

Postby Pego » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:16 pm

At the advice of my lawyers, I saved it. Here, start saving, you only have 7 years and a change to save up for 3 (it is THREE) hot dogs.


Marlow: You (and I!) will indeed live long enough to see all 3. I'll put an end-date on the bet, so you COULD (but won't get to) collect.

By December 31, 2019, 2 of those 3 things will have happened:

245' - DT (Crouser!!)
8'2 - HJ (WtFK - some hotshot like D Thomas, fresh off dunking on a 12' rim )
80' - SP (Jacko)
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Re: Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 2

Postby shivfan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:53 am

I may be wrong, but I suspect we may have seen the best of Bolt already....

We could see Blake narrowing the gap in the years to come.
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Re: Is Yohan Blake capable of a world record in the 100 or 2

Postby eldanielfire » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:49 am

shivfan wrote:I may be wrong, but I suspect we may have seen the best of Bolt already....

We could see Blake narrowing the gap in the years to come.


In London Bolt was 9.63s 5/100 off the world record and in interviews he says he wasn't trying for a WR and had a bad back and now aims to get healthy and really go for his potentialof 9.4 and sub 19. f Bolt hots those the world record will be out of anybody elses reach.

The interesting thing is will Moscow next year really likely going to be world record conditions?
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