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  • Pego
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    <I'm also surprised the women's has lasted as long as it has>

    A small observation here. Since the women run 100 pretty much 1 second slower than the men, 37.4 and 41.37 seems just about equal.

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  • DentyCracker
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    I thought Jamaica and the US would have done it in '92 (women's 4x100m). Look at the 100 final, both had two women under 10.90 and the other two were no slouches

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    It's all about handoffs. The USA has such a dynamic lineup, you're never quite sure who's going to be running the relay, let alone on which leg.

    Teams like East Germany have a more static lineup, and know each other's approaches and nuances down to the last detail.

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  • michael lewis
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    "as good as the men's 400R is ( 37.40 twice ) it is always in jeopardy"

    I'm also surprised the women's has lasted as long as it has, given how deep US talent goes. The 4 East Germans who went 41.37 (with, as GH has pointed out on another thread, a bit of altitude helping) just were NOT anywhere near as fast as several teams the US has put together since 1985. (certainly not on paper)

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  • michael lewis
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    "as good as the men's 400R is ( 37.40 twice ) it is always in jeopardy"

    I'm also surprised the women's has lasted as long as it has, given how deep US talent goes. The 4 East Germans who went 41.37 (with, as GH has pointed out on another thread, a bit of altitude helping) just were NOT anywhere near as fast as several teams the US has put together since 1985. (certainly not on paper)

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  • stevehj197
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    as good as the men's 400R is ( 37.40 twice ) it is always in jeopardy, as a huge variable in this event is the quality of the passes. You throw 4 super US sprinters on the track, and the then make 3 super risky but perfect passes, and they can be down close to 37 flat. This can even happen by accident as passes planned to be conservative can end up on the ragged edge if the outgoing runners get a bit more eager than they intended.

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    Once a year there should be a meet for relay WR challenges. Only problem is $$ incentive for peak performances. Someone put up the bucks for a 3 or 4-nation race for a sub-7: 4x8, or whatever. Medley relays would be just as good, nation-vs-nation (US would do well). Maybe AFTER OlyG, with money making it worth it to best runners?

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  • michael lewis
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    "To break the w4x4, 'all' you have to do is have 4 women from the same country who can run 49 flat all on the same day. The running starts will fix the rest. How tough can that be with cloning?"

    They're already assembling the droids in Taiwan. They'll even have blood, sweat and tears and nobody will suspect they aren't human. Unless they put a camera overhead the athlete's toilets.

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    To break the w4x4, 'all' you have to do is have 4 women from the same country who can run 49 flat all on the same day. The running starts will fix the rest. How tough can that be with cloning?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Dont forget the weightmans 4x50m

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  • dl
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    The men's 4x1 and 4x4 are always in jeopardy when the U.S. lines up a solid team, but does anyone really believe that the women's 4x4 is in danger of falling? That's a heckuva record.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Not sure I would go with Regina Jacobs right now.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    >If i remember correctly they had the sprint med
    >at indoor worlds and made for an interesting
    >mix.............but to have all those relays at a
    >worlds would be extrodinary because u look at the
    >200 and 800 people have something to tlook
    >forward for whatever reason there individual
    >event bottoms out....and yeah it would look a
    >like a good old fashion sprin carnival just in
    >the summer..........think on it...it could change
    >the face of the world championships


    I think the person was referring to a WC soley for relays, maybe in an off year, or earlier in the season or something. I heard something about that as well, the event would be soley relays. I think it is a great idea since I am a relay fanatic. It's like an advanced version of the Penn Relays! I would love to see what type of teams each nation would field. I like the thought of the event.

    If you were the coaches who would you run on your teams?

    As for me, for the US women. I would use:

    4x100-Kelli White, Chrystie Gaines, Torri Edwards, Marion Jones
    Alternates: Inger Miller, Muna Lee

    4x200-Torri Edwards, Kelli White, Allyson Felix, Michelle Collins
    Alternates: Inger Miller, Muna Lee

    4x400-Jearl Miles-Clark, Michelle Collins, Marion Jones, Sanya Richards
    Alternates: Demetria Washington, Dee Dee Trotter

    4x800-Jen Toomey, Jearl Miles-Clark, Chantee Earl, Nicole Teter
    Alernates: Alice Schmidt, Hazel Clark

    4x1500-Suzy Favor-Hamilton, Nicole Teter, Tiffany McWilliams, Regina Jabobs
    Alternates: Sara Schwald, Mary Jane Harrelson

    SMR-Allyson Felix, Muna Lee, Demetria Washington, Jen Toomey
    Alternates: Latasha Jenkins, Dee Dee Trotter, Hazel Clark

    DMR-Regina Jacobs, Monique Hennegan, Alice Schmidt, Suzy Favor-Hamilton
    Alternates: Mary Jane Harrelson, Melisa Barber

    SHR-Miesha McKelvy, Jenny Adams, Donica Merriman, Gail Devers
    Alternates: Melissa Morrison, Danielle Carruthers

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    If i remember correctly they had the sprint med at indoor worlds and made for an interesting mix.............but to have all those relays at a worlds would be extrodinary because u look at the 200 and 800 people have something to tlook forward for whatever reason there individual event bottoms out....and yeah it would look a like a good old fashion sprin carnival just in the summer..........think on it...it could change the face of the world championships

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Re: Relay Records in Jeopardy

    If i remember correctly they had the sprint med at indoor worlds and made for an interesting mix.............but to have all those relays at a worlds would be extrodinary because u look at the 200 and 800 people have something to tlook forward for whatever reason there individual event bottoms out....and yeah it would look a like a good old fashion sprin carnival just in the summer..........think on it...it could change the face of the world championships

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