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  • #76
    Hope I'm wrong....however I'm not convinced Elaine Thomson hasn't passed her prime.
    Last edited by ; 05-18-2019, 10:26 PM.

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    • #77
      The finishes of Lyles and Samba - truly impressive

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      • #78
        Originally posted by trackCanuck View Post
        Hope I'm wrong....however I'm not convinced Elaine Thomson has passed her prime.
        Same here. I too am not convinced Elaine Thompson is past her prime.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by The Klingon View Post
          Same here. I too am not convinced Elaine Thompson is past her prime.
          I edited my post. I think she may be on the other side of the hill.

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          • #80
            At her peak, Thompson's post-drive phase is lethal; she looks to be in full flight with galloping strides. Since London 2017 WC, that post-drive phase looks so flat. I thought she'd regained that 'gallop' when I watched her run at the World Relays last week, but perhaps not.

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            • #81
              Since Bolt left every Jamaican sprinter seems past their prime. It is very early in a WC year so maybe the chance at WC gold will tune their wheels.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Gabriella2 View Post
                Ealey backed up her recent SP PB with another good 19.5+.
                She looks legit, but very erratic... Apart from the 19.58, she had two attempts in the 17's and three fouls.
                Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by booond View Post
                  Since Bolt left every Jamaican sprinter seems past their prime. It is very early in a WC year so maybe the chance at WC gold will tune their wheels.
                  It's very interesting. SAFP and Bolt basically we're at top for the same amount of time. Thier careers seem to have dictated the Jamaican Sprint climate.

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                  • #84
                    To be fair to Thompson, she was clearly world number 1 over 100m in 2017, she just had that bizarre wobble in London as she came out of her drive phase, and ended up with no medal. She then got injured early in 2018 & missed the rest of the year. I just think if she trained normally and well over winter she would not have been beaten here.
                    Her decision not to double in either 2015 or 2017 has cost her an individual gold medal as well. Crazy to think she 'only' has one World silver when she is the double Olympic Champion.
                    I wonder if she will do the one event in Doha again.

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                    • #85
                      I've watched this 400h race a ton of times now. This is the 2nd time in a row where Benjamin ran extremely fast and was in contention the last 100 but the other runner just walked away from him. 47.80 is no slouch, but Samba, as noted, made it look pedestrian. It will be very interesting to see how the season progresses and if these two will trade wins or if there won't be much of the "competition" as we expected.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by ATK View Post
                        I've watched this 400h race a ton of times now. This is the 2nd time in a row where Benjamin ran extremely fast and was in contention the last 100 but the other runner just walked away from him. 47.80 is no slouch, but Samba, as noted, made it look pedestrian. It will be very interesting to see how the season progresses and if these two will trade wins or if there won't be much of the "competition" as we expected.
                        I think Samba is in better shape than Benjamin right now, but there's plenty of time for that to change before the season's over. Wouldn't be too surprised if Benjamin won at the WCs, or ended the year as the WR holder.

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                        • #87
                          I guess Samba is just the better hurdler of the two, at least for now, which means he's more consistent. Benjamin will need to get his stride right to beat him, which may happen in any given race, but probably not on a regular basis.
                          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by ATK View Post
                            Amazing race from Coleman and Lyles, with Lyles getting the win with his typical blazing finish. Both at 9.86. His 200 is going to be very very fast if this is how he is starting!
                            Yes, I can't wait to see what Lyles does in the 200m! Prediction for time...19.48 by season end.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Powell View Post
                              I guess Samba is just the better hurdler of the two, at least for now, which means he's more consistent. Benjamin will need to get his stride right to beat him, which may happen in any given race, but probably not on a regular basis.
                              Agree, super race from Benjamin though. He was no slouch here either.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Cannon View Post
                                Yes, I can't wait to see what Lyles does in the 200m! Prediction for time...19.48 by season end.
                                Lyles has to be the most exciting athlete to watch on the pro circuit right now. You can always count on him to deliever more than just the racing!

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