Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday


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Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby jamboy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:00 pm

http://www.supersport.com/athletics/int ... bana_beach

Usain Bolt, the two-time reigning Olympic champion over 100 and 200m, will bid to better his world record over the rarely-raced distance of 150 metres on Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach on Sunday.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby Grasshopper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:29 pm

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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby Sprints_and_XC » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:46 am

What time will he run?
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby ZELLGADISS » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:53 pm

Yes, what time is his race?

People, which is the final time that you think for Bolt tomorrow?
Im sure that he will be range 14.3-14.4 so the WR is possible 8-)
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby Jasontonice » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:42 am

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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby Jasontonice » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:44 am

its about to start now!
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby Jasontonice » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:50 am

not bad 14.42
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby gh » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:55 am

that was amusing, to say the least.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby Jasontonice » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:02 am

Its a really good time considering he is fresh of 400m running, especially if you compare it with 2009 where he had a month and a half more preparation with speed work March 31 vs May 17.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby starboyunlimited » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:42 am

Full Race including him dancing with the ladies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3f_StDCFfM
Worlds most iconic athlete Usain Bolt raced 150m at the Copacabana Beach in Brazil on Sunday March 31 with an aim to brake his own world record. Bolt covered the 150m straight in 14.42 seconds.
Bolt from the blocks was not fast, but quickly gained speed to win the race. Bolt looked satisfied about the first sprint race saying that his first sprint race of the year went successfully. Bolt broke 150m world record in 2009 Manchester of 14.35 seconds.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby batonless relay » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:52 am

http://globoesporte.globo.com/boltcontr ... cobertura/

If the above video is any indication of Bolt's fitness then I expect that 19.11 to be history (assuming the weather in Moscow is conducive to great sprinting). He ran his WR, 14.35, a full 6 weeks later in the season back in 2009. He was obviously uncomfortable by the heat; and the track was so hot that he could barely stand on it. The guy is a showman like none other that I've ever seen in this sport.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby Jasontonice » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:10 am

batonless relay wrote:http://globoesporte.globo.com/boltcontraotempo/cobertura/

If the above video is any indication of Bolt's fitness then I expect that 19.11 to be history (assuming the weather in Moscow is conducive to great sprinting). He ran his WR, 14.35, a full 6 weeks later in the season back in 2009. He was obviously uncomfortable by the heat; and the track was so hot that he could barely stand on it. The guy is a showman like none other that I've ever seen in this sport.


The part about the track being so hot, is this a bad for sprinting? I would imagine it would get soft from the blazing heat.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby JRM » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:18 am

Was there a wind reading on this?
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby ZELLGADISS » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:24 am

Somebody have information about speed wind or split times at 100m or 50m?

Bolt was really good.
To get 14.42 in pre-season end of march is wonderful, when he got 14.35 was 17 may, 6 weeks later.
This year he will get great times again sure :wink:
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby aaronk » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:11 am

gh wrote:that was amusing, to say the least.


You think THAT was amusing??
How about THIS.....??

On Let's Run message board.....
an ALWAYS "amusing" read.....
is a question:

Can Mary Cain beat Usain Bolt at 1000 meters??
One or two say Cain would win.
A few say Bolt would sit and kick.
One said Bolt ran a 4:30 mile in HS.
(Never heard THAT before!! Did he??)
Another said the Armory has tried to set up such a match!!

BTW, this thread on their board is dated from 5 days ago!!
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby hammer forever » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:13 pm

what were they planning to do with the track now that the event is over? Cut it up and sell souvenirs?
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby Letlôtse » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:11 am

JRM wrote:Was there a wind reading on this?


+1.4m/s, apparently.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby ZELLGADISS » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:24 am

IAAF tells today Bolt at 100m made 10.1 unofficial(manual timing, hand time,..i dont know).

Im sure that he made less, because when he got 14.35, he made 9.90 at 100 and 4.45 last 50.
Probably his last 50m end of march are a little weakest that 6 weeks later like was in Manchester, so his 100m should to be around +-9.95.

somebody have any opinion?
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby EPelle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:35 am

The 100m split from Manchester wasn't recorded as an IAAF top time in 2009. These are exhibition races where no official IAAF list times are recorded. Hence, Cocacabana's unofficial split is given. Not likely anything to do with hand-, manual-timing or the like.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby nicest person ever » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:39 am

ZELLGADISS wrote:IAAF tells today Bolt at 100m made 10.1 unofficial(manual timing, hand time,..i dont know).

Im sure that he made less, because when he got 14.35, he made 9.90 at 100 and 4.45 last 50.
Probably his last 50m end of march are a little weakest that 6 weeks later like was in Manchester, so his 100m should to be around +-9.95.

somebody have any opinion?


I actually am not surprised to see his 100m split as being 10.1 for this, that actually was about what I expected, based on how the race looked to me when I watched it. I think that mark is probably correct.

The reason I say this is: to me it looked like the best portion of his run was the final 50 meters. He didn't seem to build much of a lead in the first 100m of the run, he was only a little bit ahead at that point, and then pulled away a lot in the final 50m, which was where he did his real damage in terms of widening the gap between him and the people behind him. It could just be an optical illusion though based on the camera location/angle, but, it is how it looked to me when I watched it. I could be wrong though.

But yea, so, given that his overall time was .07 slower, if he would've run identically in terms of his speed ratio for the first 100m-to-last-50m-ratio, then, that in itself already would've yielded about a 9.94 or 9.95 for the first 100m this time around, but, when taking into account that this time, his final 50m was where he seemed to really gain the most ground over the competition, unlike last time where he pulled away at a fairly even rate from start to finish, that could easily account for the other .15, making for a 10.1 100m split, with his final 50m being a little faster this time than it was the previous time he ran the 150m.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby nicest person ever » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:40 am

Anyway, I am very pleased with how Bolt looked in his first real sprint of the season. Normally, he looks kind of shitty in his first couple sprint runs of the season, like he is struggling really hard just to stay even with the field for the first 70 or 80 meters of his 100m runs, and then just pulls away a little in the final 20 or 30 meters to win by an okay, but nothing amazing margin of victory, while looking very exhausted and uncomfortable during and after the finish of the race. This time, on the other hand, the opposite appeared to be the case. He looked VERY very comfortable. He looked like he was just cruising that first 100 completely relaxed and happy, and maybe not even going completely all out during it, and then only pushed the pedal all the way down to the floor when he got to the 100m mark, at which point he just FLEW away from the field in the final 50 meters, blazing what was probably around a 4.32 final 50m. To me, that says he is in phenomenal shape right now in terms of conditioning, which bodes very well for his 200m running this season. I hope he will run a lot of 200m runs this season, and not just have like 90% of his runs this season be 100m runs and only have just 1 or 2 200m runs sprinkled in here or there. Fuck that. He should have at least half of his runs this season be 200m runs. I doubt he will though, which is a shame, but he should, especially considering the speed endurance/closing speed type of shape he appeared to be in in that 150m run, so very early in the season like that. I think this might be the season that he sets his 200m world record as low as he's ever gonna get it, all the way down to below the 19 second barrier if he gets a good tailwind in the WC finals. As for the 100, that will depend a lot on if he can get his start to be decent (sometimes he has had a very mediocre or even just plain bad start for the beginnings of his 100m runs, and had trouble fixing his start for quite a while throughout the season, so, how great he runs in the 100 will be dependent on that factor. The 200, on the other hand, I feel more confident about, and am willing to make the prediction already, right now, that this will probably be his best 200m season that he has had of his entire career so far.

I am very excited. There's just an intangible aspect of how he looked, something I can't quite describe, but, sometimes you just "feel" it when you look at a sprinter, like, they are starting the season off in better shape than they ever have started a season before, just looking supremely confident, completely 100% healthy, just looking like they are ready to do some mind blowing stuff this season. That's the feeling I got about Bolt so far, just from that 150m run. I know everyone will laugh and say I'm getting way ahead of myself, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see if I'm right. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Good luck Bolt! Kick some ass!
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby ZELLGADISS » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:47 am

I see more logical around 9.92-9.97 first 100m and around 4.45-4.50 last 50m.
In Manchester he got in better shape 9.90 and 4.45.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby mal » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:03 pm

He should drop 5 pounds and get his technique back under control.

He has so much it doesn't seem to matter, but he has more. And he'll reduce his injury potential.

He looked better a couple of years ago, no matter his times.
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Re: Bolt to race 150m on Copacabana beach(Brazil) on Sunday

Postby 18.99s » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:40 pm

nicest person ever wrote:I think this might be the season that he sets his 200m world record as low as he's ever gonna get it, all the way down to below the 19 second barrier if he gets a good tailwind in the WC finals.


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