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  • Originally posted by DJG

    I stand corrected: AND on the coaches.

    But in MHO, primarily on these professional athletes who should, at this level, not need any coach
    to motivate them to practice.
    True, it's not exactly rocket science.

    I didn't run many relays but ran a few and we never had baton screw ups.

    But then when you are only running in the 41s you have much more time to evaluate and prepare.

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    • Originally posted by Jaguarclaws View Post
      Next year........ the US needs to fix this.
      This has been a statement repeated for about 15 years.

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      • Originally posted by mgallagh43 View Post

        Was going to say they presumably wanted to give the 200m finalists a day off, but then again Canada ran DeGrasse and Brown who both survived 8)
        I'm glad that Sifan Hassan doesn't use that excuse
        ​​​​​

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        • The last time the US M4x1 won a medal Erriyon Knighton was less than a year old (2004 - silver).

          The last win was in 2000... maybe all that arrogant braggadocio on the podium in Syndey has had a VERY long karma kickback:

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/archi...-5fa27e1a2fbf/

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          • What changed since the US won and set an AR in 2019?

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            • Originally posted by gm View Post
              What changed since the US won and set an AR in 2019?
              Different runners?
              Different coach?
              Luck?

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              • Originally posted by gm View Post
                What changed since the US won and set an AR in 2019?
                When the Olympics come they lose their poise....

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                • https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSNCb..._web_copy_link

                  Kenny B explaining that a couple days before he was even set to run the 200m, he was asking his coach if there was any word on what would happen with the 4x1, if they would practice etc, but he just said there was no communication at all from Team USA.

                  USA relay coaches are the best in the world!

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                  • Michah Wiliams
                    Kyree King
                    Isaih Young

                    all ran a sub10,00 this season how many other countries have 4 sub 10,00 sprinters out there?

                    Let that gang work on the relay, then plug in Kerley to do what he did at A&M to bring it home.When has he ever handed off?

                    Miss Justin Gatlin.

                    HSI....remember that 4x1?
                    SMTC....Marsh...Burrell...Heard...Lewis

                    We need something like that, guys with 4x1 experience as a team.
                    Last edited by Alcyallen; 08-06-2021, 04:24 AM.

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                    • Originally posted by Alcyallen View Post
                      Michah Wiliams
                      Kyree King
                      Isaih Young

                      all ran a sub10,00 this season how many other countries have 4 sub 10,00 sprinters out there?

                      Let that gang work on the relay, then plug in Kerley to do what he did at A&M to bring it home.When has he ever handed off?
                      He ran 2nd leg at A&M somewhat often.

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                      • Originally posted by ATK View Post
                        https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSNCb..._web_copy_link

                        Kenny B explaining that a couple days before he was even set to run the 200m, he was asking his coach if there was any word on what would happen with the 4x1, if they would practice etc, but he just said there was no communication at all from Team USA.

                        USA relay coaches are the best in the world!
                        Gillespie said they practiced "two days" prior to the event.

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                        • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

                          Gillespie said they practiced "two days" prior to the event.
                          So, putting the stupidity of that decision aside, could it be as simple as the athletes (and their representation, sponsors, etc) simply not wanting to risk them getting injured and taking them away from the money event that is the open?

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                          • Originally posted by nbonaddio View Post

                            So, putting the stupidity of that decision aside, could it be as simple as the athletes (and their representation, sponsors, etc) simply not wanting to risk them getting injured and taking them away from the money event that is the open?
                            No. That wasn't the issue.

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                            • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

                              He ran 2nd leg at A&M somewhat often.
                              Yep, just been awhile...


                              In college, Kerley ran 13 times on Texas A&M's 4x1 relay. Eight of those 13 he ran the second leg; none were in major championship meets. When titles were on the line, he anchored five times, including in his last four races in 2017, the last time he competed in the event.

                              Ronnie Baker ran the third leg at TCU. but they both looked like it was a first.

                              Last edited by Alcyallen; 08-06-2021, 05:39 AM.

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                              • The arrogance still in some of the posts...

                                why would you expect to beat China, one of the most well drilled teams internationally, who ran their A team? A team that included someone who ran 9.8 a few days ago, and with a 10.1 anchor who was able to take the baton cleanly?

                                Its that attitude of thinking you can throw together a random team that doesn't practice and you'll be fine that gets you wiped the floor with by teams like CHN, who are fast, consistent, and practice.
                                Last edited by Wiederganger; 08-06-2021, 08:22 AM.

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