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  • #46
    Re: Lemaître 10.03 (0.6ms), Tamgho 17.63m (1.7ms)

    People are too quick to ascribe genetic reasons exclusively as to why "black" sprinters are supposedly so much better but the likes of Borzov, Mennea etc. had no problem competing on equal terms and neither does Wariner now (when fit) in the 400. If you IQ test black students after asking them to fill in their racial status they do worse than they otherwise would and the same kind of phenomenon is going on with white sprinters IMO. If Lemaitre can make the breakthrough many think he can (and I think there's a strong possibility he could even go sub 9.9 this year) it might help white sprinters shrug off their inferiority complex.

    BTW the likes of Spearmon, Bolt, Powell etc. are not black they are mixed-race and benefit from hybrid vigour. They would be lesser sprinters if they were exclusively black.

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    • #47
      Re: Lemaître 10.03 (0.6ms), Tamgho 17.63m (1.7ms)

      Originally posted by EZSum
      People are too quick to ascribe genetic reasons exclusively as to why "black" sprinters are supposedly so much better but the likes of Borzov, Mennea etc. had no problem competing on equal terms and neither does Wariner now (when fit) in the 400. If you IQ test black students after asking them to fill in their racial status they do worse than they otherwise would and the same kind of phenomenon is going on with white sprinters IMO. If Lemaitre can make the breakthrough many think he can (and I think there's a strong possibility he could even go sub 9.9 this year) it might help white sprinters shrug off their inferiority complex.

      BTW the likes of Spearmon, Bolt, Powell etc. are not black they are mixed-race and benefit from hybrid vigour. They would be lesser sprinters if they were exclusively black.
      Bolt is not even human!
      And don't forget Wells

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