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Old 02-10-2010, 05:25 AM   #1
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Default Usain Bolt to run 400m.

Just spotted this story.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/8497310.stm

According to wikipedia his PB over 400m is 45.28s (Kingston 2007) but he's bound to beat that sooner or later. So does anyone want to make any predictions of how he'll do?
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:06 AM   #2
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I think he can get the record down to low 42s if not break into the 41s if he's dedicated to running it for the rest of his life.

If he's not then just sub 43.. maybe 42.5-42.75 range before he tries to go back for 100m/200m.

He has a HUGE speed reserve where running a 10s 100m for him is easy compared to most of the current and past 400m runners. When you make very fast times really easy, your speed endurance increases immensely when you tone down your speed even just a little bit.

Current record is 43.18 for reference.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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Oh snaps....it's gonna get crazy. Wonder if they'll rearrange the 2012 Olympics to allow him to go gold in the 100, 200, and 400. They did it for Michael Johnson in 1996 for the 200/400 combo.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:58 AM   #4
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Bolt better crap on the record.
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Bolt better crap on the record.
He will. He has the speed reserve to do it... just needs to build up a bit of an aerobic base and boom.
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Well he didn't get anywhere near the world record or beat his PB but he did set a new meet record with a time of 45.86s.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/8497310.stm
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I wouldn't expect him to break the record now. He's barely had time to train for it. Give him a year. It won't be as easy as Steven seems to think it will though...there's a reason the best 100m runners haven't been out blowing away 400m records in past years.
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I agree. I think if he trains for it seriously for the rest of the time then he will shatter stuff (as he originally was a 400m runner). He needs to build up the aerobic base though... will take time.
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Very little aerobic base needed for the 400, relatively speaking. He needs to build up a serious anaerobic base though and the ability to tolerate crushing levels of lactate and acidity that aren't present in the 100 and 200.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:49 AM   #10
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Very little aerobic base needed for the 400, relatively speaking. He needs to build up a serious anaerobic base though and the ability to tolerate crushing levels of lactate and acidity that aren't present in the 100 and 200.
He works as hard as balls already.

I dont think lactate will bother him much lol.
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