Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?


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Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:26 am

Is there anybody who thinks we will see a 200/400 double soon? Is there any man or woman out there capable of the double?
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:32 pm

Who do you people think could double at 200 and 400 meters today?
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:43 pm

Certainly not any on the men's side right now who are capable of truly elite performanes in both sprints... how about Kenteris? He might have just about the best combined 200/400m credentials of any active sprinter rightn now
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:20 pm

Hey Brian,I think you are right about Kederis. There are alot of questions about him though. Marion Jones would be the closest thing we would have ,if she would run the 400. Tyree would really have to run some good 200's ,but he has alot of talent.If Michelle Collins hadn't been hurt we might of seen her attempt it. However she is more of a 400 runner and she would have to beat Ana Guevara. Definitely a difficult task.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:29 pm

double in what way ? win both events ?
nobody could come even close. kenteris best time in the 400 was 45.7 and then switched to the 200 meters. only mj could do it from the men's side.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:39 pm

Hey thanos we didn't say it was going to be easy. All we said was Kenteris has the best combination of speed and strength to pull it off. Anyway, right now is as good a time as any to try, because there is not a dominator in either event right now.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:59 pm

Kenteris only ran 45.7? I thought he ran in the 44's
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Olegi2 » Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:49 pm

Kenteris" website quotes what I imagine to be his pb for 400m as 45.60. Unfortunately it's written in Greek so raeding it is something of a problem.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Olegi2 » Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:52 pm

Reading it is not easy either
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:55 pm

Justin Gatlin ran 44.2r early in his outdoor season of 2002. If his current injury precludes his running the 100, he could do 200/400 in 2004.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:26 am

I think kederis is overrated.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:22 am

>I think kederis is overrated.

So is Gatlin. But he's been annointed the savior of American sprinting.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:40 am

"I think kederis is overrated."

Huh? 2000 Oly champion, 2001 World champion, ranked 2nd in the world last year with a 19.85. He doesn't race much, but he has been lethal in the big races over the past few years. Give the guy credit for knowing how to win.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:45 am

>"I think kederis is overrated."

Huh? 2000
>Oly champion, 2001 World champion, ranked 2nd in
>the world last year with a 19.85. He doesn't
>race much, but he has been lethal in the big
>races over the past few years. Give the guy
>credit for knowing how to win.

The Greek gets little credit because he is white. It's that simple.

He's plain fast, is what he is. And not psyched out like a lot of white guys who probably have the talent, but are scared or brainwashed out of competing before they even hit their teens. Wonder how many potential white triple jumpers with world beating talent go to waste in the US alone every year. I do think (American/Caribbean/W. African) blacks have a very high number of guys with the natural ability to succeed in the sprints/long jump, higher percentage of guys than the white population. But that doesn't mean so few whites have the talent that we see one pop up every 10 to 20 years.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby tandfman » Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:45 am

See the Usain Bolt thread. The only question is how you define "sson."
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:52 pm

Clearly Usain is an unbelievable talent. Like I said earlier I hope he doesn't burn out. Think about what this guy could do in the 200, 400, and the 400 hurdles if someone would teach him. Add the 100 meter speed as evidenced by his 20.40, and you put him in the 4x100 and 4x400. Thats Michael Johnson type versatility. We all know Michael could have easily run faster than his 10.09pr, but he never trained specifically for the 100. His workouts were geared more towards the 400.If anybody can do it in the future it is this guy. Whoever said Justin Gatlin, now that is an interesting idea.
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Re: Will we see a 200/400 double any time soon?

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:54 am

See the Usain Bolt thread the one talking about him running 19.99 by this summer in the 200 meters. and clocking sub 44 next summer in the 400 meters.

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