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  • 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

    The 4x100 is heating up since Mo and Monty are not running well right now. Who would you have for your 4x100 legs? We know Bernard will be one leg. But who will be the other 3? Capel is running very well right now. JJ Johnson is always good for a leg and Darvis has stepped up. Are we better off without Mo and Monty's attitudes or their desires to be the anchor leg no matter how well they are running?

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    Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

    The Berlin team - Drummond, BWms, Patton, Greene - because they have already shown they can do it. Next time they'll be 37.50.

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    • #3
      Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

      I will take Drummond, Burrell, Mitchell, Lewis, against the fastest 5 guys from any country at any time in history and they will destroy them.

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      • #4
        Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

        NO LIMIT also has no sight,the question related to 2003 stick to the topic at hand and refrain from ruining the thread.
        I say the team is JD,BW,Doc,Mo with JJ to sub if Mo has a bad 100m

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        • #5
          Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

          I'LL go ahead and put Drummond 1st, Williams 2nd, Capel 3rd, and JJ Johnson anchor. Greene is a great leg, but these guys don't need his ego. They need to come together to beat a strong British team. Hey No-limit I'll put Drummond, pre 2002 Mo Greene, MJ, and Carl Lewis against your team of Drummond,Burrell,Mitchell,and Carl anyday.

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          • #6
            Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

            NO LIMIT wrote "5 fastest guys." I don't know if that was a typo or not, but it got me thinking. How many legs do you think would cover 400m the fastest? Would a 2x200m beat a 4x100m? Or would a 5x80m be faster? Do teams gain or lose time on a handoff?
            What do y'all think?

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            • #7
              Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

              What would a team like Darvis Patton, John Capel, Shawn Crawford, and JJ Johnson run. They really made their mark at 200 meters. Could they beat 4 excellent 100 runners, by holding their speed longer and using great handoffs. Good question dbj.

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              • #8
                Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                Judging by the results at Zurich, What about a team of Capel,Gatlin,Patton,and Crawford or JJ Johnson. What could they do?

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                • #9
                  Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                  I'd love to see.....

                  Gatlin....cat is a world champ 60 guy and a great 200 man he can run a curve.

                  Bernard...the next Burrell here.

                  Capel...can cook a breat 200,curve no problem!

                  JJ....not unlike a Tommie Smith/Steve Williams, a terror with a stick in his hands.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                    I really like that group of guys and the combinations are interesting. I do like Gatlin as a lead off..I would put Chapel at the 2nd leg ( mentioned in another post is the reasoning )..the other 2 legs can go either way. With good stick work that group is as good as any other . I think the idear of running a group of 200m specialist can really work...these guys have been running some good 100`s too so they are tough....and running from a fly puts them right into transition and able to hit top end speed early and maintaining it right through with that 200m strength......It would be interesting....good thoughts Rusty and you other guys .

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                    • #11
                      Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                      Good post Mike, I often wondered why we overlooked 200 specialists for our 4x100. For example, Michael Johnson a 10.09 100 runner who undoubtedly could have gone much faster in the 100, if he would have trained specifically for it. I always thought Michael would have been a better leg than Dennis Mitchell. Yes Mitchell was great, but Johnson from a running start would have out run Dennis on that 3rd leg.That being said we have alot of good combo (100/200) types right now. The days of us running strictly 100 meter specialist could be short lived.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                        Rusty, remember Larry Black ...200m silver medalist in 1972. He lead off the 4 x 100m taking advantage of his curve running ability. He also had great range . I think he ran a 43 sec relay leg at Penn , not sure . But there have been many 200 guys with great speed and should be part of that relay pool.

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                        • #13
                          Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                          Mike, What time do you think a team of John Capel, JJ Johnson, Michael Johnson, and Justin Gatlin could have run? All basically were 200 sprinters who also did well in other events

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                          • #14
                            Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                            Rusty...thats a dream group if all were running healty and did a lot of stick work..under 37 do you think? not far fetch under perfect conditions

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                            • #15
                              Re: 4x100 who would you rather have right now?

                              Drummond, williams, patton and greene run 37.77 in berlin. capel, gatlin, miller, jj johnson were a little bit over 38.
                              heats:
                              lead off: drummond
                              second: gatlin
                              third: capel
                              anchor: jj johsnon

                              finals (assuming we dont screw up)
                              lead off: drummond
                              second: williams
                              third: capel
                              anchor: greene

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