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  • Jamaal Charles question

    Texas frosh football ace ran an eye opening 10.18 this past weekend in Austin. In his short track career he has distinguished himself primarily as a hurdler. My question is this, has any other hurdler ever opened his track career by running a 100 any where near this fast?

  • #2
    The elemental answer is that the list of hurdlers who have sub-10.20 clockings is small indeed. On the other hand, until Charles proves he can run over the 42-inchers (and at 6-1/190 isn't that going to be a sight to see?), he doesn't really fit under the definition of "hurdler"!

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    • #3
      Keep in mind that 10.18 was backed by a 2.5 wind. Still impressive, though. Perhaps someone with a BGB handy can give us a 0.0 translation.
      "Run fast and keep turning left."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by trackstar
        Keep in mind that 10.18 was backed by a 2.5 wind. Still impressive, though. Perhaps someone with a BGB handy can give us a 0.0 translation.
        I think that the "basic" conversion is WindSpeed(mps)/20 = Delta Time in seconds, so 2.5/20 = 0.125 correction -> 10.30.

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        • #5
          Actually, the BGB has four different charts, two for each sex and each with headwind and tailwind, all with different numbers. And at the same wind speed the number in each changes with altitude, of course. But in this case, The 10.18 is indeed a 10.30! (the women's figure would add 0.14 instead of 0.12).

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