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    does MG 'S 10.O4 in Osaka make him OG favorite? Sprintin Satch says " why not".

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    Re: MO

    >does MG 'S 10.O4 in Osaka make him OG favorite? Sprintin Satch says " why not".<

    "Why not" could just be that unlike in Osaka, in Athens he'll have to run four rounds. Yes, I know, he's done that successfully before. But he's never been 30 years old before.

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    • #3
      Re: MO

      >>does MG 'S 10.O4 in Osaka make him OG favorite? Sprintin Satch says " why
      >not".<

      "Why not" could just be that unlike in Osaka, in Athens he'll have
      >to run four rounds. Yes, I know, he's done that successfully before. But he's
      >never been 30 years old before.



      good point- time will tell.

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      • #4
        Re: MO

        >>>does MG 'S 10.O4 in Osaka make him OG favorite? Sprintin Satch says "
        >why
        >not".<

        "Why not" could just be that unlike in Osaka, in Athens
        >he'll have
        >to run four rounds. Yes, I know, he's done that successfully
        >before. But he's
        >never been 30 years old before.

        30 is not old.

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        • #5
          Re: MO

          >30 is
          >not old.



          But for someone who was at his best in his early 20's and who peaked in 99-00, 30 IS old.

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          • #6
            Re: MO

            But for someone who was at his best in his early 20's
            >and who peaked in 99-00, 30 IS old.

            I understand he's had injuries and hasn't been at his previous form, but those have almost nothing to do with his age. Thirty is just not old.

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            • #7
              Re: MO

              Historically speaking, elite sprinters peak at 29-30.

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              • #8
                Re: MO

                >
                But for someone who was at his best in his early 20's
                >and who peaked in
                >99-00, 30 IS old.

                I understand he's had injuries and hasn't been at his
                >previous form, but those have almost nothing to do with his age. Thirty is
                >just not old.



                You're missing my point; I was basically saying that he's past it. For everyday people, no, 30 is not old.

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                • #9
                  Re: MO

                  I should make it clear that I was not implying that 30 years old is old or that he could not win in Athens at his age. This is one of those imponderables. He's got to make it through four rounds in Sacto and then again in Athens. Can he do that? Sure. 30 years old is not that old. Will he do that? Nobody knows. For some people, especially those who've demonstrated some vulnerability, 30 could be old.

                  One of the great things about our sport is the uncertainty. We won't know whether Greene can or will win in Athens until it happens.

                  It will be very exciting, regardless of who wins.

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                  • #10
                    Re: MO

                    Lets just watch the trials. If he gets through the rounds ok there, he will be one of the favorites (the first 3 rounds figure to be tougher that at OG). If he gets through brilliantly, then he is the favorite.

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                    • #11
                      Re: MO

                      Gail Devers, 37, won the 100 hurdles in 12,50 in Jamaica.

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