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  • The Klingon
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    Originally posted by Dave View Post
    That was a heck of a m100 and we can count on years of this going forward.
    I sure hope so. With Lyles winning sometime and Coleman winning sometime. I hope one does not dominate the other one. Track and field needs rivalries. That is the one thing I miss about the good old days of track and field are the bitter rivalries. But alas, I digress.

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  • Guest
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    Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
    SM is significantly faster over 100m and 200m (than Naser)
    No longer at 200, Naser has closed that gap, their PBs are now 22.39 SM and 22.56 Naser (today in Nanjing for SEN)

    This may be a very interesting year for the young Bahraini.

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  • eightsevensix
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    Shanghai always comes across badly on TV. Atmosphere dull.

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  • Speedster
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    Originally posted by Gabriella2 View Post
    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.
    I've not seen footage of her 22.40 in Nanjing but that's a positive time and a step in the right direction.

    Her finish in 2017 was electric and if she's able to get the work in then I think she'll challenge again.

    Achilles injuries are a nightmare and take you out for a long time and impact a lot of the training that makes you fast. She's back in sprint spikes and hopefully she can remain healthy.

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  • Grasshopper
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    If you look at the photo that's featured on the home page, you may detect a teensy flaw in Rai's technique!

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/wp-con...05-19-feat.jpg
    That was Rai's 10th hurdle when he took 14 steps and had to use his alternate leg. When he ran his 47.02 he ran 13 steps for all 10 hurdles. Samba is a much better alternate-leg hurdler and ran 14 steps for the last 3 hurdles in his 46.98 last year. Hopefully, Rai will improve his hurdling with his alternate leg so he can be more consistent and not run into the problems Kerron Clement always had.

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  • Atticus
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    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.
    If you look at the photo that's featured on the home page, you may detect a teensy flaw in Rai's technique!

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/wp-con...05-19-feat.jpg

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  • tm71
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    Originally posted by scorpionking View Post
    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!
    Lyles and Norman. They both were USOT finalists in the 200 in 2016 and now it is their time!

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  • scorpionking
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    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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  • scorpionking
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    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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  • Cannon
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    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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  • Powell
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    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.

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  • LopenUupunut
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    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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  • ATK
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    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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  • Gabriella2
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    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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  • ATK
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    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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