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Old 08-19-2008, 07:06 AM   #11
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Can we not steer this into a doping discussion. I'm naive and still try to see the world with rose colored glasses as much as I can. It seems that every thread I've stumbled upon on different forums always at some point starts to talk about doping....etc
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #12
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I agree Allen. I'd like to appreciate the feats and start wondering later.

Sometimes people are just that good. Not to mention that track and swimming are both sports that have never had records stand up for a long period of time.

I do believe he had a little something extra though... those chicken nuggets are like jet fuel.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:30 AM   #13
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The guy's running technique is amazing. It's a great example for those who need a visual of forefoot strike running.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:55 AM   #14
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How tiny Jamaica develops so many champion sprinters

I wonder if as many technological improvements have been made to the track at the Bird's Nest as were made for the pool in the Water Cube...
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:13 PM   #15
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Well there are slow and fast tracks. I think I heard that this one is a fairly fast track.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:42 PM   #16
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It's definitely a fast pool, I am yet to read about the track...

What is behind the record-breaking spree at Water Cube?

Oh wait, here's something...

The technology of athletics tracks
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:40 PM   #17
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Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.
Doping or not, it's pretty relative.

1. He's using, and he beat a pool of other athletes--some of which are using--by a hell of a lot.

or

2. He's not using, and he beat a pool of other athletes--some of which are using--by a hell of a lot.

Either way, he's not the only one using.

9.69 is...unreal.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:20 PM   #18
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Let's not forget the women's 100m:

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All three medals to Jamaica. Either they're doing everything right, or they've figured out how not to do what everyone else is doing wrong (note in the article about Bolt above where the Jamaican coach said all his runners come back from NCAA schools "tired and mediocre").
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:52 PM   #19
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Looks like this thread has gone the "is he doping?" route.

I'll chip in. Maybe I am naive, but I think that the majority of athletes aren't doping. A wave of dominance can be just that... dominance.

Not to mention that we're talking about the Jamaicans a historically poor island nation with little else to do. From the sounds of it, Jamaican high school track and field is equivalent in popularity and importance to high school football in Texas and Florida.

Even with their sponsorships they aren't nearly as flush with cash to find ways to cheat as the top notch U.S. track and field athletes... see Marion Jones who was making huge money from endorsements.

Not that it can't happen... just that I doubt that the Jamaicans are putting big resources into designer PED's
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:10 PM   #20
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He owes it all to Methyphenidate, Winstrol and Crossfit......Just kidding



It was a thing of beauty to watch, truly.
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