Michael Johnson's Atlanta Olympics 19.32WR had 100m splits, I recall, of 10.12 and 9.2.

Isn't it reasonable to say that Johnson's 10.12 around a turn might be the fastest 100m ever run?

The proof would be the average differential in the 200/220 PRs of great furlong runners who recorded times both on the straightaway and on the curve . . . sprinters from Jesse Owens to Bobby Morrow to Tommie Smith. My guess is that the average differential in their straight vs. curve PRs is 0.4 seconds.

If so, Johnson's 10.12 is the equal of a 9.72.

Isn't it reasonable to say that Johnson's 10.12 around a turn might be the fastest 100m ever run?

The proof would be the average differential in the 200/220 PRs of great furlong runners who recorded times both on the straightaway and on the curve . . . sprinters from Jesse Owens to Bobby Morrow to Tommie Smith. My guess is that the average differential in their straight vs. curve PRs is 0.4 seconds.

If so, Johnson's 10.12 is the equal of a 9.72.

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