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    Is the relay WR ready to go down in Berlin?

  • #2
    Originally posted by 502CD
    Is the relay WR ready to go down in Berlin?
    Yes!

    Xman to Merritt to Taylor to JDub...

    2:54.09

    Write it down.
    The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 502CD
      Is the relay WR ready to go down in Berlin?
      No.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TrackDaddy
        Originally posted by 502CD
        Is the relay WR ready to go down in Berlin?
        Yes!

        Xman to Merritt to Taylor to JDub...

        2:54.09

        Write it down.
        That foursome could definitely do it if they all brought their A games.

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        • #5
          Big if.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TrackDaddy
            Originally posted by 502CD
            Is the relay WR ready to go down in Berlin?
            Yes!

            Xman to Merritt to Taylor to JDub...

            2:54.09

            Write it down.
            NO way !

            These guys are no match for a team that had Reynolds, MJ and Watts

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kamikaze7
              Originally posted by TrackDaddy
              Originally posted by 502CD
              Is the relay WR ready to go down in Berlin?
              Yes!

              Xman to Merritt to Taylor to JDub...

              2:54.09

              Write it down.
              NO way !

              These guys are no match for a team that had Reynolds, MJ and Watts
              I disagree. We're not talking about adding up PR's. We're talking about four runners being at or near the top of their game at the same time. In 1993, MJ's best 400 running was yet to come and Watts' and Reynolds' best 400 running was already behind him. MJ never had to deal with runners of the caliber of Jeremy Wariner and Lashawn Merritt during his six global title runs. All MJ had to do was run sub-44 to win, but that won't necessarily be enough to win over the next few years if JW and LM stay healthy and motivated.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                Originally posted by kamikaze7
                Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                Originally posted by 502CD
                Is the relay WR ready to go down in Berlin?
                Yes!

                Xman to Merritt to Taylor to JDub...

                2:54.09

                Write it down.
                NO way !

                These guys are no match for a team that had Reynolds, MJ and Watts
                I disagree. We're not talking about adding up PR's. We're talking about four runners being at or near the top of their game at the same time. In 1993, MJ's best 400 running was yet to come and Watts' and Reynolds' best 400 running was already behind him. MJ never had to deal with runners of the caliber of Jeremy Wariner and Lashawn Merritt during his six global title runs. All MJ had to do was run sub-44 to win, but that won't necessarily be enough to win over the next few years if JW and LM stay healthy and motivated.
                I couldn't have said it better, jc.

                The US is extremely talented over 400m whether on the flat or hurdling.

                This is the deepest we've been since 93.

                I'm telling y'all if XMan continues to come around and makes it to Berlin in top condition...

                Bam!

                2:54:09
                The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                • #9
                  I say unlikely.

                  Craft me some believable splits that fit this requirement (using the 2:54.29 as a template): A leadoff guy to run 44.43, then three guys averaging 43.28.

                  In other words you're essentially asking for four PRs in a row. That's a nasty request at the best of times. But you're asking for them to do it in a meet where everybody on the team has already run multiple races (hopefully multiple-multiple).

                  And--here's the kicker--in a city where on August 23 at 18:15 the last five years the temperature has read 68, 66, 77, 64, 66. Toss out the anomalous 77 and you're not exactly looking at sprinter weather.

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                  • #10
                    Not that implausible: Wariner and Merrit in top shape should be able to run
                    well under 43.28 in a relay. X should be able to take the lead leg in your
                    required time. Taylor is close to 44 flat in a non-relay and a sub 43.5 would
                    be verging on the cautious, if he is in shape.

                    In other words: The question is not whether they have the capability, but
                    whether the stars are aligned.

                    (Note: I do not necessarily recommend X on the lead leg. This is just the
                    easiest way to handle the numbers.)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh
                      I say unlikely.

                      Craft me some believable splits that fit this requirement (using the 2:54.29 as a template): A leadoff guy to run 44.43, then three guys averaging 43.28.

                      In other words you're essentially asking for four PRs in a row. That's a nasty request at the best of times. But you're asking for them to do it in a meet where everybody on the team has already run multiple races (hopefully multiple-multiple).

                      And--here's the kicker--in a city where on August 23 at 18:15 the last five years the temperature has read 68, 66, 77, 64, 66. Toss out the anomalous 77 and you're not exactly looking at sprinter weather.
                      Hmm... say a flying start gives you 0.5 seconds advantage, maybe a bit more. How about:

                      Carter 44.6
                      Merritt 43.0
                      Taylor 43.7
                      Wariner 43.0
                      --
                      2:54.3

                      Is this believable?

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                      • #12
                        Let's put it this way: two guys in history have run 43.00 or better, MJ and Watts.

                        Their flat PRs average 43.34.

                        LM and JW have PRs that average 43.60.

                        For both to go 43-flat isn't unbelievable, but it's certainly stretching the bounds as I see them.

                        But then, seeing bounds stretched is one of the best parts of the sport.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gh
                          I say unlikely.

                          Craft me some believable splits that fit this requirement (using the 2:54.29 as a template): A leadoff guy to run 44.43, then three guys averaging 43.28.

                          In other words you're essentially asking for four PRs in a row. That's a nasty request at the best of times. But you're asking for them to do it in a meet where everybody on the team has already run multiple races (hopefully multiple-multiple).

                          And--here's the kicker--in a city where on August 23 at 18:15 the last five years the temperature has read 68, 66, 77, 64, 66. Toss out the anomalous 77 and you're not exactly looking at sprinter weather.
                          I hadn't thought of that. :?
                          The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                          • #14
                            In order to achieve a WR Merrit would have to run first leg

                            Merritt 43.44
                            Angelo 43.28
                            Carter 43.55
                            Wariner 43.09


                            2:54.36 is the fastest plausible time.............. And that being generous with some of the legs

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by guruof track
                              In order to achieve a WR Merrit would have to run first leg

                              Merritt 43.44
                              Angelo 43.28
                              Carter 43.55
                              Wariner 43.09


                              2:54.36 is the fastest plausible time.............. And that being generous with some of the legs
                              Yeah, Merritt opened up fast on 1st before.

                              Was it Osaka?

                              For a 43 on first then it has to be JDub or Merritt.
                              The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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