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  • Will Bolt set the record for oldest sub-10s 100?

    I do most of my thinking/day-dreaming while mowing the lawn. I was wondering the other day;

    "Will Bolt be able to run sub-10 still at age 40?"

    The main things I see standing in his way;

    1) Interest - he may have long since retired/become bored/switched events

    2) Injury(s) - a major one or many accumulated tiny ones my take their toll



    What struck me after his 9.58 was the ease at which he breaks 10. His 9.89 was simply absurd. If he can stay reasonably healthy what's to say he can't still be a 9.99 guy when he's 40, even if it is balls-to-the-wall for him at that point.

    Isn't Christie the oldest sub 10 at 35yo??

    It's a LONG way off, but I was just daydreaming.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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    Re: How long (how old) will Bolt still sub-10 in the 100?

    Originally posted by scottmitchell74
    I do most of my thinking/day-dreaming while mowing the lawn. I was wondering the other day;

    "Will Bolt be able to run sub-10 still at age 40?"

    The main things I see standing in his way;

    1) Interest - he may have long since retired/become bored/switched events

    2) Injury(s) - a major one or many accumulated tiny ones my take their toll



    What struck me after his 9.58 was the ease at which he breaks 10. His 9.89 was simply absurd. If he can stay reasonably healthy what's to say he can't still be a 9.99 guy when he's 40, even if it is balls-to-the-wall for him at that point.

    Isn't Christie the oldest sub 10 at 35yo??

    It's a LONG way off, but I was just daydreaming.
    Performancewise.
    If he would stay dedicated enough, I don't think there's a problem at all. Even a Dutchman, although not originated from Holland, came rather close.

    Marketing
    Certainly Bolt couldn't be a marketing magnet for 2 decades. In our rush-hour world this would be more outrageous than his current 5 World Records in a row. So ultimately he would be thanked for his services.

    But I still think the most probable reason that by that time he's not running sub 10s, is that he like the famous Elvis expression, already left the building.

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