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  • #31
    Re: Blake One Of The Best Times With Headwind In The History

    Speaking of running into a headwind, in the Tokyo '91 WC Katrin Krabbe ran 10.99 into a -3 m/s wind! That must be one of the fastest women's races ever? At least if you imagine that race with had a +2 wind instead of the headwind. Torrence was second in 11.03 and Ottey third in 11.06. Those are some crazy times considering the circumstances. The first three ran extremely fast.

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    • #32
      Re: Blake One Of The Best Times With Headwind In The History

      Devers at the 1992 Olympics 100m won in 10.82(-1.0) which I believe equates to a 10.75

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      • #33
        Re: Blake One Of The Best Times With Headwind In The History

        Originally posted by notorious
        Devers at the 1992 Olympics 100m won in 10.82(-1.0) which I believe equates to a 10.75
        I always thought there was something fishy about that wind reading. Five women under 10.90 into 1.0 headwind? They were good, but not this good. Maybe it was the same thing that happened in the Moscow Olympic men's 100 final, when the wind gauge was set up backwards, so the official reading was a +, when there was really headwind?
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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        • #34
          Re: Blake One Of The Best Times With Headwind In The History

          How do they measure the wind anyway? Is it an average of the whole race or is it just a reading from a "temporary" wind blow?

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          • #35
            Re: Blake One Of The Best Times With Headwind In The History

            For the 100m it is 10-second average parallel to the track at 50m; lonewolf can provide exact details.

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            • #36
              Re: Blake One Of The Best Times With Headwind In The History

              Originally posted by 26mi235
              For the 100m it is 10-second average parallel to the track at 50m; lonewolf can provide exact details.
              Wind speeds are the average during the specified duration for each event
              10s for 100m and 200m, with gauge positioned 50 m from finish line. For the 200, gauge is activated when runners enter the straightaway.
              Gauge should be positioned 1 to 2 meters from runway or track at height 1.22 m (4')
              LJ, 5s , gauge 20m from takeoff board, activated when jumper hit mark 40 m from board.
              TJ, 5s, gauge 20 m from takeoff board, activated when jumper hits mark 35 m from board.
              If jumper starts runup inside the 40m or 35 m mark, gauge is activated when he/she commences runup.
              Now, be sure it is correctly oriented for plus or minus wind.. and don't forget to take off the end caps.

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              • #37
                Re: Blake One Of The Best Times With Headwind In The History

                And round up to the next tenth [not down to the next meter, as was apparently the case in the Mexico City LJ, see long thread from about 4 years ago].

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