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  • trackdug
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    Originally posted by gcheves
    Originally posted by nbonaddio
    Live and in person, I thought Merritt looked comfortable. He didn't run a great race and he certainly didn't get out all that well, but he ran a great 200-300m interval and generally closed it down, IMHO. Quow was definitely gaining on him and certainly made a race of it, however.

    Very disappointed Rock was DNS. I will forever be rooting for him, however. Not much else to note in the race. It was breezy, but not excessively so.
    It was not that close actually. Merrit really ran the second curve and Quow was behind coming into the home stretch. Merrit shut it down about 15 meters out and that's the only reason Quow gained ground. That was Quow's best race after the Olympics, where he ran 44.82.
    I think you should go look at the race again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FTvJvVSrKc

    Quow was gaining ground all through the homestretch; in fact, it looks to me that Quow also shut it down about 10m from the finish. Merritt barely had a lead over the guy inside of him coming off the second turn and kicked it pretty hard down the homestretch until the last 30m or so. Not one of Lashawn's more impressive runs. It was also pretty obvious after the race that he was disappointed with the time.

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  • tandfman
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    It was the previous day, Friday.

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  • trackdug
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    Originally posted by tandfman
    Originally posted by trackdug
    If the wind was so strong down the back straight, why did the women's 1500, 5000, 400 & 800m all produce the fastest times in the world this year?
    The 1500 was not the fastest time in the world this year.

    The wind was variable all afternoon. At times it seemed quite blustery, and at other times it was barely noticeable. The direction seemed to change, too, judging from the flags at the end of the stadium, although I don't remember any negative wind readings on the homestretch.
    The announcers said right after they ran the 1500 that it was the fastest time in the world. I think someone ran faster later the same day.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by trackdug
    If the wind was so strong down the back straight, why did the women's 1500, 5000, 400 & 800m all produce the fastest times in the world this year?
    The 1500 was not the fastest time in the world this year.

    The wind was variable all afternoon. At times it seemed quite blustery, and at other times it was barely noticeable. The direction seemed to change, too, judging from the flags at the end of the stadium, although I don't remember any negative wind readings on the homestretch.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Gleason
    Originally posted by trackdug
    What's interesting (to this point) is that Merritt and Wariner are pretty close in both races.

    Merritt: 200m - 20.07 / 400m - 44.50
    Wariner: 200m - 20.30 / 400m - 44.66

    Their first race against each other should be pretty fun to watch.
    That may not be until August 21. Merritt said that he plans to run more 200s and less 400s in 2009.
    We'll see what happens when some meet director decides to pay whatever those guys' agents are asking for the match-up.

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  • gcheves
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    Originally posted by nbonaddio
    Live and in person, I thought Merritt looked comfortable. He didn't run a great race and he certainly didn't get out all that well, but he ran a great 200-300m interval and generally closed it down, IMHO. Quow was definitely gaining on him and certainly made a race of it, however.

    Very disappointed Rock was DNS. I will forever be rooting for him, however. Not much else to note in the race. It was breezy, but not excessively so.
    It was not that close actually. Merrit really ran the second curve and Quow was behind coming into the home stretch. Merrit shut it down about 15 meters out and that's the only reason Quow gained ground. That was Quow's best race after the Olympics, where he ran 44.82.

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  • Gleason
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    Originally posted by EPelle
    Unless Wariner gets on up to Toronto. I missed this from the Toronto Star a couple of days back:

    The Festival of Excellence is benefiting from Merritt's desire to expand his horizons. He told his agent he wanted to race at some meets this year that he'd never done before. He's never been to Canada, so this new track meet being organized by the University of Toronto definitely fit the bill.
    http://www.thestar.com/article/642363
    I hope that Wariner does meet Merritt sooner than August 21, but it doesn't look good.

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  • EPelle
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    Unless Wariner gets on up to Toronto. I missed this from the Toronto Star a couple of days back:

    The Festival of Excellence is benefiting from Merritt's desire to expand his horizons. He told his agent he wanted to race at some meets this year that he'd never done before. He's never been to Canada, so this new track meet being organized by the University of Toronto definitely fit the bill.
    http://www.thestar.com/article/642363

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  • Gleason
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    Originally posted by trackdug
    What's interesting (to this point) is that Merritt and Wariner are pretty close in both races.

    Merritt: 200m - 20.07 / 400m - 44.50
    Wariner: 200m - 20.30 / 400m - 44.66

    Their first race against each other should be pretty fun to watch.
    That may not be until August 21. Merritt said that he plans to run more 200s and less 400s in 2009.

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  • nbonaddio
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    Live and in person, I thought Merritt looked comfortable. He didn't run a great race and he certainly didn't get out all that well, but he ran a great 200-300m interval and generally closed it down, IMHO. Quow was definitely gaining on him and certainly made a race of it, however.

    Very disappointed Rock was DNS. I will forever be rooting for him, however. Not much else to note in the race. It was breezy, but not excessively so.

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  • The Atheist
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    The current 200m world record is 19.30. If Merritt had run a 19.80 in Carson in better conditions and running to the tape, that's still half a second short of the WR... Not sure why you keep rolling your eyes...

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  • trackdug
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    :roll:

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  • trackdug
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    :roll:

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  • The Atheist
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    [quote=trackdug]
    Originally posted by The Atheist
    Originally posted by trackdug
    Originally posted by "The Atheist":1e9u8jrj
    They are not close in the 200m, trackdug.

    Merritt's 20.07 was about the fastest 20.07 humanly possible. He was running it into a headwind, and he got out slow, and he shut down before the tape.

    As far as I'm concerned, Merritt is a good HALF SECOND faster than Wariner in the 200m, which is not "close."

    That said, I think Wariner might beat Merritt in the 400m, if Merritt keeps goofing around like this, even though he's not as fast at the 200. It's not a 200m race. It's a 400m race. And Wariner is good at running the 400.
    WTF??
    I'm saying, it would be nearly impssoble for Merritt to have run much slower of a time than he did in his 200m run in Carson. Go watch a youtube video of his race, and you'll see what I mean. With even halfway optimal scenario, Merritt would have run sub 19.9 in that race, and with perfect everything, he probably would've been sub 19.80.
    Let the hyperbole and speculation begin. And I guess if Bolt had been running in that race then Merritt would have set the world record.


    :roll: :roll:[/quote:1e9u8jrj]

    How would a 19.80 have been a world record?

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  • trackdug
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    [quote=The Atheist]
    Originally posted by trackdug
    Originally posted by "The Atheist":wyj7irlc
    They are not close in the 200m, trackdug.

    Merritt's 20.07 was about the fastest 20.07 humanly possible. He was running it into a headwind, and he got out slow, and he shut down before the tape.

    As far as I'm concerned, Merritt is a good HALF SECOND faster than Wariner in the 200m, which is not "close."

    That said, I think Wariner might beat Merritt in the 400m, if Merritt keeps goofing around like this, even though he's not as fast at the 200. It's not a 200m race. It's a 400m race. And Wariner is good at running the 400.
    WTF??
    I'm saying, it would be nearly impssoble for Merritt to have run much slower of a time than he did in his 200m run in Carson. Go watch a youtube video of his race, and you'll see what I mean. With even halfway optimal scenario, Merritt would have run sub 19.9 in that race, and with perfect everything, he probably would've been sub 19.80.[/quote:wyj7irlc]

    Let the hyperbole and speculation begin. And I guess if Bolt had been running in that race then Merritt would have set the world record.


    :roll: :roll:

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