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    Start lists up. Of interest: M100, Bolt but no Gatlin or any other American. W100, Bowe and Felix. W1500, Cain, Simpson, and Rowbury.

  • #2
    No Gatlin in the Z 100 because it's not a DL event, so their ban on former dopers stays in place. (which also knocks out Gay, obviously)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by gh View Post
      No Gatlin in the Z 100 because it's not a DL event, so their ban on former dopers stays in place. (which also knocks out Gay, obviously)
      That's most likely not the reason; in Brussels this year the 100m is the battle of the US juiceheads, so no DL ban in place whatsoever.
      I think Zurich, knowing the Swiss mindset, imposes some kind of ban by itself.
      IT'S not heavy....YOU'RE heavy!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gh View Post
        No Gatlin in the Z 100 because it's not a DL event, so their ban on former dopers stays in place. (which also knocks out Gay, obviously)
        Otherwise, Bolt wouldn't have competed. He obviously doesn't like to be beaten and he couldn't do anything against Gatlin right now, and probably also Gay would beat him.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sasuke View Post
          Otherwise, Bolt wouldn't have competed. He obviously doesn't like to be beaten and he couldn't do anything against Gatlin right now, and probably also Gay would beat him.
          10.06 on a bouncy and exposed track against no competition combined with his 4x1 performance in Glasgow is a 9.8 high or 9.9 low in my book. If he actually puts an effort in that is. Especially on that new surface they put down in Letzigrund stadium.
          But; glad that we don't see Gat and Gay over there. Too bad that Wilfried Meert doesn't live up to his moral standards anymore and actually invited them for Brussels.
          IT'S not heavy....YOU'RE heavy!

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          • #6
            If Gatlin cannot run in Zurich because of drug ban, why then does Blake and Frazer-Pryce run in Diamond League meets?

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            • #7
              Their policy applies if the athlete has been hit with a 2 year ban. I think for the Americans, Mike Rogers can compete, Gatlin and Gay can't if it is a non-DL race.
              Bolt's last year...and my last year as a track fan, it's been fun

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              • #8
                Bolt will run in 9.9 low without wind and 9.8 high with average tailwind.

                It would be great for Bolt to run around 9.85 with 1.0 wind there in his unique serious race in the season.

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                • #9
                  The whole who-can-run-where situation is kinda complicated. Zürich won't invite any 2-year bannees unless they are in the top 3 in that DL event, because DL rules mandate the top 3 have to be there. If not in the top 3 in that event, they won't invite them.

                  Other DL meets do invite 2-year people at will; it's up to them.

                  Note, for example, that Gatlin did run Zürich last year, and won the overall DL crown.

                  And the next week he also ran in Brussels, where the 100 was non-DL.

                  That can't happen this year because of Z's ban position and the 100 is non-DL for them.

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                  • #10
                    This is right, but I heard from somewhere that Bolt wouldn't have competed if Gatlin actually was in. So it's obvious they didn't invite him.

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                    • #11
                      Getting pretty tired of Bolt's unwillingness to compete against other top sprinters. Others have no problem with it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JumboElliott View Post
                        Getting pretty tired of Bolt's unwillingness to compete against other top sprinters. Others have no problem with it.
                        Like who? Last year Bolt won in Zürich against Gatlin, Ashmeade, Vicaut, Rodgers, Carter and then beat Gatlin again in Brussels. The only one Bolt didn't run against was Blake and that was probably because they asked too much for such a race.

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                        • #13
                          Namely Blake and Tyson Gay.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JumboElliott View Post
                            Getting pretty tired of Bolt's unwillingness to compete against other top sprinters. Others have no problem with it.
                            Make us appreciate James and Merritt even more...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by trackfanx View Post
                              Make us appreciate James and Merritt even more...
                              Or the lady sprinters...no ducking with them.

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