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  • Will Allen Break the WR?

    Most of you caught on to the fact that this thread is about AJ - not AW! Will he run 12,90 or faster this outdoor season? Good two-race performance with 1+ hours rest last night.

    A discussion several months back stated AJ would be greatest of all-time if he won OG this summer.

    Will he break the WR? His comp is as strong as ever -- with assaults on his stay at the top coming from Jamaica, Asia, Europe and certainly the USA.

  • #2
    Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

    I say yes, he will. After winning the OG's, he'll run in several big meets and "let it all hang out"... more so than in the OG's..... and he'll either crash and burn or get the WR. I predict the latter.

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    • #3
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      <i was at pre in 2001,at table afterwards with allen&el g he said alan would be the guy if he worked hard,&was patient.>

      hasnt even started final speed phase.i also see alan running 1:44/or faster this year.ill keep praying for alan,he is a good kid.

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      • #4
        Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

        hmm, why is he (allen j) likely to break the WR now?

        his best times are 7-8 years ago. he had 9 times sub-13 sec and they were all at least 6 years ago.

        seems like maybe his time to break it has come and gone.

        i hope he does, just wondering what the fuss is now..

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        • #5
          Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

          Allen Johnson has not run a spectacular time this summer - if making fuss means oohing and aahing over a sub-13.

          "<<...he had 9 times sub-13 sec and they were all at least 6 years ago. ...">> With 12,97/13,04/13,04/12,97/13,01/12,98 over the past six seasons, I would say Allen Johnson is in a good position to be a gold medalist and a world-record holder in this, the Olympic year, season.

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          • #6
            Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

            no, not Webb, Johnson.

            AJ is my FAVORITE male track athlete (SD!), but I think his chances of 12.90 are less than 50%. He WILL win the gold, and I already think he's the greatest hurdler ever (altho I have a soft spot for Skeets too), but I think the WR is not in the cards.

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            • #7
              Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

              >he had 9 times sub-13 sec and they were all at least 6 years
              >ago.


              You're forgetting his 12.97 from last year and his 12.97 from 2000.

              But I agree - I don't think AJ will break the WR this year. If he was going to break the world record, then he would have (should have?) broken it by now.

              The future could be in Xiang Liu.

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              • #8
                Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

                >hmm, why is he (allen j) likely to break the WR now?

                his best times are 7-8
                >years ago. he had 9 times sub-13 sec and they were all at least 6 years
                >ago.

                seems like maybe his time to break it has come and gone.

                i hope he
                >does, just wondering what the fuss is now..

                I think your stats are a bit off. Allen was in great shape last year. He ran 12.97 last year at the Gaz de France meeting.

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                • #9
                  Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

                  oops you are correct.. there was a 12.97 last year and in 2000

                  but his 4 best times are at least 7 years old

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                  • #10
                    Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

                    I appreciate your input. Do you suppose if Allen Johnson had ONE clean hurdles race he would run 12,91?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

                      He has been interviewed and stated (similar to what Roger Kingdom used to say) that if his race were clean it would NOT be as fast. Coming down off the hurdle and brushing the bottom of the lead leg thigh is almost necessary if you are being as aggressive with the snapdown as you need to be. Hitting the hurdle with the lead foot or trail leg is NOT beneficial however.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

                        Will he break the WR?<<<


                        hope so, this year will be his last chance probably.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

                          That's strange, because today I just wanted to
                          send a thread asking exactly the same question.
                          My opinion is that he will CERTAINLY break the
                          WR this year.
                          Many reasons:
                          -He wasn't seriously injured recently.
                          -He is a very consistant sub-13"15 hurdler.
                          -His last man to man race: WADE and TRAMMELL ran
                          at least three meters behind him.
                          -...which makes me believe he will sooner or
                          later peak a (more or less) 12"85.

                          ... and more than any other hurdler this magnificient champion DESERVES the World Record.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

                            >That's strange, because today I just wanted to
                            send a thread asking exactly
                            >the same question.
                            My opinion is that he will CERTAINLY break the
                            WR this
                            >year.
                            Many reasons:
                            -He wasn't seriously injured recently.
                            -He is a very
                            >consistant sub-13"15 hurdler.
                            -His last man to man race: WADE and TRAMMELL
                            >ran
                            at least three meters behind him.
                            -...which makes me believe he will
                            >sooner or
                            later peak a (more or less) 12"85.

                            ... and more than any
                            >other hurdler this magnificient champion DESERVES the World Record.




                            All of those reasons could be applied to his 2003 season and he didn't break the WR then. Larry and Trammell were only 2m behind him last night, and Wade had a bad race - badly hit hurdles 4 and 6 which visibly threw him off. Remember Wade has beaten AJ this year already, as has Xiang Liu.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Will Allen Break the WR?

                              Jon,
                              It is just my modest opinion among hundreths of
                              intuitions.
                              And I feel he will break the WR where we won't
                              necessarily expect the best all-time hurdler to
                              set it...

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