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  • euan Track Guru
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuUS8VXr ... re=related

    Another video that shows you the level of fan involvement in track and field in Jamaica or you could turn up at the next Penn Relays to withe at least 50,000 jamaicans supporting Jamaica as usual

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  • eldrick
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    had to do a double-take

    that's the same reaction i see every friday night at chez harland sanders when the maitre-d announces the 10 minute wait for preparation of the new batch of poulet frit is over

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  • sprintblox
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    Reaction in Bolt's community:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCtBZb8OuA

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  • croflash
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    Re: Insight into Usain Bolt and what it means to Jamaica

    Originally posted by Peter Henderson
    He told me, enthusiastically, how the whole island is celebrating his Olympic races. "To us, he is a real life superman!" He said that now, children all over are doing whatever they can to get themselves a pair of running shoes. They all want to run for their schools, boys and girls both want to be the next Usain.
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    It's a simple concept, but that's exactly what is missing in a lot of other countries right now.

    Originally posted by Peter Henderson
    He told me not to be surprised if Bolt wasn't even in the next Olympics because he thinks there are so many kids that are so much faster than him, but haven't applied themselves.
    Umm...

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  • BruceFlorman
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    Originally posted by az2004
    bolt was a child prodigy, if he hasn't gotten caught up in gangs, drugs or bad women, why should he now...
    :?:

    I think the implication was that by 2012 Usain might be only the 4th fastest Jamaican.

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  • az2004
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    bolt was a child prodigy, if he hasn't gotten caught up in gangs, drugs or bad women, why should he now...

    perhaps he has, but survives from it...

    maybe making BIG money changes him, but he might like more of that BIG money too

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  • ponytayne
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    uh oh...

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  • Insight into Usain Bolt and what it means to Jamaica

    I thought you lot would find this interesting.

    There is a Jamaican fellow who does some temp work with me from time to time. He's been with me now for the past week and it's the first I've seen of him since May.

    I asked him about Usain Bolt and his Olympic performance.

    He told me, enthusiastically, how the whole island is celebrating his Olympic races. "To us, he is a real life superman!" He said that now, children all over are doing whatever they can to get themselves a pair of running shoes. They all want to run for their schools, boys and girls both want to be the next Usain.

    He told me not to be surprised if Bolt wasn't even in the next Olympics because he thinks there are so many kids that are so much faster than him, but haven't applied themselves.

    Apparently, either these kids get caught up with the opposite sex or the ganja (his words). He told me his own son was a top distance runner, but was too interested in girls.

    I dunno if I buy the idea f Bolt not being at the next Olympics, but I understand what it is he's saying about the positive effect it's had on everyone.

    It will be fun to see what happens there over the next few years.
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