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Darryl Shaw
05-18-2009, 06:28 AM
Put him in an Olympic stadium or a shopping street in the centre of Manchester and the result is the same: total annihilation.

The frightening thing is that the big Jamaican, who pushed back the boundaries of possibility last summer when he won three gold medals in world record time in Beijing, insists he is still only 70 per cent fit following an interrupted winter and the loss of nine days' training after his car crash last month.

His winning time in Sunday's rarely run 150 metres was an eye-popping 14.35sec, smashing the previous best-known time for the distance of Canada's Donovan Bailey - 14.99sec run on bend against Michael Johnson in 1997.

Britain's Marlon Devonish was a distant second in 15.07sec. He admitted Bolt was in "a league of his own".

Bolt's time will now be ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations as an official 'world best', though it is his 100m split-time that will send shockwaves across the world - 9.90sec on a rain-soaked track in temperatures more common to February than mid-May.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/5339860/Usain-Bolt-clocks-fastest-ever-150m.html

Mike ODonnell
05-18-2009, 06:37 AM
Some NFL team will teach him how to catch.

Darryl Shaw
05-18-2009, 06:49 AM
Some NFL team will teach him how to catch.

I heard the pre-race interview with him on BBC radio 5 and they asked him if he'd like to go into the NFL when he retired and he said he'd rather go sit on the beach than get beat up playing football. Can't say that I blame him really.

Mike ODonnell
05-18-2009, 09:08 AM
I heard the pre-race interview with him on BBC radio 5 and they asked him if he'd like to go into the NFL when he retired and he said he'd rather go sit on the beach than get beat up playing football. Can't say that I blame him really.

Ha! Yeah that would probably be my answer too if I could make millions running 100 meters at a time.

Scott Kustes
05-18-2009, 12:29 PM
Insane!

Steven Low
05-18-2009, 07:03 PM
lol, have you see the run on youtube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JENavNhKp2w&feature=related

It's pretty absurd....

Júlíus G. Magnússon
05-18-2009, 07:56 PM
lol, have you see the run on youtube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JENavNhKp2w&feature=related

It's pretty absurd....
Wow. That was ridiculous. The other guys looked like midgets chasing him.

Darryl Shaw
05-19-2009, 05:34 AM
What you don't get from that video is just how crappy the conditions were. It rained heavily all afternoon so the track was soaked and it was pretty cold for the time of year yet he still broke the world record while making the opposition look silly in the process.

I bet there are a quite a few up and coming young sprinters who saw this are thinking to themselves "he slipped coming out of the blocks, he's only 70% fit, he busted up his foot last month and he's STILL faster than me....... NFL here I come!"

Scott Kustes
05-19-2009, 11:00 AM
There is only one thing that slightly diminishes comparing this to Bailey's 14.99...Bailey ran the first 50m on the turn. You cannot run as fast on a turn as you can on a straight.

Allen Yeh
05-19-2009, 01:21 PM
Inhuman.

George Mounce
05-19-2009, 04:38 PM
Inhuman.

Last I checked he is human. :p

Matthias Becker
05-20-2009, 09:57 AM
Last I checked he is human. :p

When was that?

Patrick Donnelly
05-20-2009, 10:23 AM
Looks like light has a new competitor for the title of "fastest thing in the universe."

Derek Simonds
06-12-2009, 06:24 AM
I watched him run in Toronto last night in the rain. He took it easy out of the blocks then once he had his traction he absolutely turned it on. I think the official time was 10.0 in the rain, and it was raining hard.

When we were watching the sprinters I told Jr and Laney to look at them compared to distance runners. There are a lot of really shredded dudes sprinting.

Scott Kustes
06-14-2009, 04:59 PM
Gotta love hypertrophy of Type II muscle fibers. Type I fibers just don't hypertrophy like that.