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  • notorious
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    In one of the pictures on the CNN website, it shows Blake on the medal stand after winning a bronze medal in the 100m at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing The winner then was Harry_Aikines-Aryeetey of Great Britain. 5 years later, Harry could only muster a 10.14 for 6th place in the mens 100m in Brussels in Sept 2011while at the same meet, Blake ran 19.26 for the second fastest time ever in the mens 200m.

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  • bman
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    Perhaps the greatest sprinter of all time. We will see.

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  • Giant Panda
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    If Blake's birthday was January 1st instead of December 26th, the 10.11 would be a World Youth Best. He was injured his final year as a junior so he's more than a little unfortunate not to be the World Junior Record holder. Particularly when you consider, once again by a matter of five days, the 9.93 he ran at the age of only 19 years (and 6 months and 3 weeks) doesn't count.

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  • Human to hero: Blake set to steal spotlight from Bolt

    Great article highlighting Blake's journey to the top.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/21/sport ... index.html

    "When I was in High School I ran the Jamaican national junior record of 10.11 seconds. I was running at the Carifta Games when I ran 10.18 secs in the semis. And I ran 10.11 in the final, so from there I knew I could do something great.
    "I think it's fate because I believe in fate and that it leads towards good things."



    Blake's PR races from 2011
    Mens 200m 19.26
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0RTlTmLSOQ

    Mens 100m 9.82
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7yjeLMYRBw


    Blake anchoring 4 x 100m at 2012 Gibson Relays in Kingston
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mljlLXh651c
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