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  • Bolt predicts he will run 9.54!

    Seems some of the Bolt-threads are locked, so I open a new one. Many newspapers, one of them:
    http://newsdaily.com/stories/tre56k2na- ... tics-bolt/
    quote Bolt, who says that his coach predict he will run 9.54. Bolt also say his coach is always right and... I think he is!? He always quote his coach and say he is right and if I remember correctly, his coach´s prediciton came true last season.

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    Re: Bolt predicts he will run 9.54!

    Originally posted by Elival
    Seems some of the Bolt-threads are locked, so I open a new one.
    Can't argue with that logic!!!!

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    • #3
      well, one could :-)

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      • #4
        Wouldn't be surprised if hand clock times in training show him going 9.55.

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        • #5
          Re: Bolt predicts he will run 9.54!

          Originally posted by Elival
          quote Bolt, who says that his coach predict he will run 9.54. Bolt also say his coach is always right and...
          I like these kinds of bold predictions, cuz then the athlete is even MORE motivated to do it. If he falls short and only runs a 9.59, I'll forgive him.

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          • #6
            Re: Bolt predicts he will run 9.54!

            Originally posted by Marlow
            I like these kinds of bold predictions, cuz then the athlete is even MORE motivated to do it. If he falls short and only runs a 9.59, I'll forgive him.
            I'll forgive him too! :lol:

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            • #7
              Let me guess, another Bolt thread, who would have thunk.

              We might as well have a thread about the number of Bolt threads that can be started in one day :roll:
              on the road

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              • #8
                Devil's advocate: Let us hope he does not run 9.54.

                Ben Johnson in 1998 had an advantage of 0.13 s over the second fastest man
                of all times. Jim Hines fifteen-years WR at extreme altitude was 0.11 s (?)
                ahead of previous times and 0.09 ahead of the second placer. Greene was 0.05s
                ahead. Lewis never had more than 0.01--0.02. Owens, whose WR lasted more than
                twenty years (albeit with equalizations and a WW2 hiatus) had 0.1 s.

                Bolt would have a full 0.2 s.

                9.74 / 9.54 = 1.021

                19.68 / 19.32 = 1.019

                10.76 / 10.49 = 10.26 with 10.76 / 10.61 = 10.14

                It is dubious whether anyone could pull off what 9.54 would imply---without
                something being wrong.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by imaginative
                  It is dubious whether anyone could pull off what 9.54 would imply---without something being wrong.
                  Could it not also imply that he's the freak that everyone, including Gay, thinks he is?

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                  • #10
                    I don't think 9.54 is that far-fetched.

                    He ran 9.69 in Beijing with a zero wind reading.

                    Take the 9.69 with a 1.0 wind and you get about 9.64.

                    Take another .05 off for slowing down and you get 9.59.

                    From the 9.59 subtract .05 for plain improvement. He is still young and pretty new to the 100M. You have believe that he will improve. I can't see how he would run his best in only his first year officially running the event.

                    Under the condition is outlined above, I think 9.54 is possible.

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                    • #11
                      Shouldn't this thread be moved into the Bolt sub forum?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rudeboy
                        I don't think 9.54 is that far-fetched.

                        He ran 9.69 in Beijing with a zero wind reading.

                        Take the 9.69 with a 1.0 wind and you get about 9.64.


                        Take another .05 off for slowing down and you get 9.59.

                        From the 9.59 subtract .05 for plain improvement. He is still young and pretty new to the 100M. You have believe that he will improve. I can't see how he would run his best in only his first year officially running the event.

                        Under the condition is outlined above, I think 9.54 is possible.
                        Just do your calculations on 9.63 and give 1.5m tailwind and he's definitely there.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dakota
                          Shouldn't this thread be moved into the Bolt sub forum?
                          :lol: :lol:
                          on the road

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Speedfirst
                            Let me guess, another Bolt thread, who would have thunk.

                            We might as well have a thread about the number of Bolt threads that can be started in one day :roll:
                            Well face it Speedfirst, Golf has Tiger Woods, Swimming has Michael Phelps and Track & Field has Usain Bolt. Bolt is the superstar of this sport and voted as the greatest athlete in the world last year ahead of Michael Phelps. How many more put on the TV to watch T&F if Bolt compete or not? How many buy ticket to a meeting if Bolt is there or not. He is the best thing that happened to this sport since Carl Lewis, maybe ever (at least in my oppinion ) So no wonder most of the talk here is about Usain Bolt.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Marlow
                              Could it not also imply that he's the freak that everyone, including Gay, thinks he is?
                              I cannot speak for ``everyone'', but I think that for many qualified
                              observers this would imply that he is even freakier than
                              they already believe. From my layman's POV, this is certainly the
                              case.

                              It could also, obviously, imply that he hit the perfect race:
                              Super-track, perfect atmospheric conditions, 2 m/s, 0.10 reaction
                              time, ...

                              However, if we go by what is the most likely, the ``something wrong'' would be the better explanation---be it PEDs, a rolling start
                              or a 10.49-ish wind reading.

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