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    Bolt's 200 - Holy Cow!

    Finally got to see it. Unfortunately I had heard the results earlier today.

    Amazing run! Wow!

    Off topic, I heard today that the tradition of the lighting the torch originated in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin yet we still go through the same ritual. Seems strange if that's true.
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    Impressive indeed

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    What I think it really amazing this that he averaged 9.65 seconds for each 100 meters of the 200m race, when he set a world record in the 100m at 9.69!

    Just amazing.

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    He slowed down before the end of the 100... That blows my mind...

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    I'm always wondering what the 100 would be if he didn't slow down...

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    I'm just glad he didn't celebrate the last 15 meters or so of this race like he did in the 100 so we could see his true speed. The announcer speculated 9.59 had he not pulled up in the 100. That's a record that likely would have been around for a while.

    I want to see a 400 meter time now!
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    they say the 400 is his fastest event

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    they say the 400 is his fastest event
    He runs the 400?
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    This man is just a beast. When is the 400? If he's running it, I'm definitely going to watch it.
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    Giodome: Several impostors enter, only the real one leaves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio View Post
    This man is just a beast. When is the 400? If he's running it, I'm definitely going to watch it.
    He's not in the 400. Finals are in 7 hours.
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    Oh darn. Regardless the 400 is an amazing race to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio View Post
    Oh darn. Regardless the 400 is an amazing race to watch.
    4 x 400 relay is my all-time favorite - to watch and run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    4 x 400 relay is my all-time favorite - to watch and run.
    Definitely. When I ran track in high school I absolutely loved watching the 4 x 4 relay. I can't sprint a 400 for the life of me. Did you run track in high school, college, or both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio View Post
    Definitely. When I ran track in high school I absolutely loved watching the 4 x 4 relay. I can't sprint a 400 for the life of me. Did you run track in high school, college, or both?
    High School. My College didn't have a track team, or I would have kept going. 51.2 in the open, 50.1 relay split. That was soooooooooo long ago though. 31 years went by really quickly.
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    Wow, that was fast. It would have been cool if you kept with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio View Post
    Wow, that was fast. It would have been cool if you kept with it.
    Yes, but still 5-6 seconds too slow to be famous.
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    I would be a whole lot more impressed if Bolt were just a little more humble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
    I would be a whole lot more impressed if Bolt were just a little more humble.
    I don't take his attitude as being cocky myself. He's just a bit of a character.

    And no, he doesn't run the 400 but is considering it in the future. This guy is not in his prime yet. How fast can he go? Chances are he'll be back for the 2012 games.

    USA, it looks like we ran similar times in the same decade. Wanna race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
    I would be a whole lot more impressed if Bolt were just a little more humble.
    I totally understand and appreciate the sentiment, but I feel like when you set the world record, you've earned the right to be a little cocky.

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    I find it mildly amusing that a sprinter happens to have the name "Bolt".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cydewaze View Post
    I find it mildly amusing that a sprinter happens to have the name "Bolt".
    His nickname is "Lightening Bolt". Perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
    I don't take his attitude as being cocky myself. He's just a bit of a character.

    And no, he doesn't run the 400 but is considering it in the future. This guy is not in his prime yet. How fast can he go? Chances are he'll be back for the 2012 games.

    USA, it looks like we ran similar times in the same decade. Wanna race?
    I'd struggle to break 80 today... and I'd regret it the next 2 days
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I'd struggle to break 80 today... and I'd regret it the next 2 days
    and I've had two hip replacements since then, we'd make an interesting contest!
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    From another thread:

    http://grg51.typepad.com/steroid_nat...r-conte-i.html

    hmmm, could it be smoke and mirrors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
    and I've had two hip replacements since then, we'd make an interesting contest!
    How about we try it at the University of Wisconsin track next summer?
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