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  • Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

    Race Video 400m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yer2AHgThHo

    1. Kirani James GRN 44,46
    2. Jonathan Borlee BEL 45,10
    3. Calvin Smith USA 45,34
    4. Conrad Williams GBR 45,35
    5. Allodin Fothergill JAM 45,51
    6. Oscar Pistorius RSA 46,91
    7. G√ľnther Matzinger AUT 48,48
    8. Christian Smetana AUT 49,05

    Kirani James won the 400 meters in his first race since taking gold at the London Games two weeks ago.

    The Grenadian sprinter finished in 44.46 seconds to beat second-place Jonathan Borlee of Belgium by 0.64. Calvin Smith of the United States was 0.88 back in third.

    Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius was sixth in 46.91 seconds.

  • #2
    Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

    the margin of victory over a borlee is impressive.

    looks like james will go sub 44 next big race - good conditions allowing.

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    • #3
      Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

      Next race in Lausanne in two days!!
      Fast track, high altitude (600m) and hot temperature expected! The damper is that they forecast a stormy weather with a high probability of rain :|

      However Santos will be there to push him!
      http://www.diamondleague-lausanne.co...Overview/400m-

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      • #4
        Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

        Originally posted by The frog
        Next race in Lausanne in two days!!
        Fast track, high altitude (600m) and hot temperature expected! The damper is that they forecast a stormy weather with a high probability of rain :|

        However Santos will be there to push him!
        http://www.diamondleague-lausanne.co...Overview/400m-
        Luckily as of right now, it looks like were going to see some AM showers and it will be clear from then on temperature reaching in the mid 80s.

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        • #5
          Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

          weather and fields looking good for Lausanne. with warm conditions, which is rare for the big Euro meets, expect fireworks Thursday. really think we'll see some great comps and performance levels.

          most fields are stacked. Men's 100 should be interesting. Men's 200 is deep. The 110 Hurdles is loaded.

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          • #6
            Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

            by the way, Kirani James is still so raw mechanically/technically.

            If James can become more technically efficient over the next 2-3 seasons, look out. This could be the next WR.

            That said, his running mechanics are borderline awful. Let's see if he can refine things over the coming seasons. He won't get to low 43s without serious technical improvement.

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            • #7
              Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

              his technique is not borderline awful

              You sound like the guys who criticze JAcko Gill for throwing so far with such awful preparation.

              KJ looks pretty darned good to me. He may make some changes to his techinique as he gets older and a little stronger, but his technique is his, and its fine.
              He is better than ANY 400 m runner in the world right now. And a long way back in time.
              Do some historical checking and see how many people criticzed Lee Evans for his crappy technique. He was pretty darn good too.

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              • #8
                Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

                Anyone know why the IAAF has James listed as winning in here in 44.16?

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                • #9
                  Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

                  I also think his technique is quite good enough though I really don't like the way his feet strike the ground...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

                    Originally posted by Vielleicht
                    I also think his technique is quite good enough though I really don't like the way his feet strike the ground...
                    Flat foot position was a comment in the heats.

                    It changed when he ran faster. In one race he was leaning a little forward. That changed when he ran faster. The guy has a very economical stride. He never panics, and he is able to squeeze his acceleration out when he wants. He operates in a narrow technique band. He's pretty consistent and very efficient.
                    He's doing it without anyone saying he's got to lower his 200 m times. What ever they are.
                    WR inside 2 years.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Kirani James wins 400m 44.46 Gugl Games Linz 2012 VIDEO

                      Originally posted by ATK
                      Anyone know why the IAAF has James listed as winning in here in 44.16?
                      Mistakes are unfortunately not rare on IAAF top list, it will be corrected tonight when they will put 43.90 at the top :wink:

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