Thread: breaking 9.77
09-04-2005, 12:09 AM #1
Who do you guys think has the best chance of breaking 9.77...
I think Aasafa Powell will break that time sometime next year. When he did run 9.77 his body started to get really tighten at the end, if he corretcs that he can probally run 9.76-9.75 again sometime next year. What yall think?
09-04-2005, 02:19 AM #2
Either Powell or Gatlin. I think Gatlin may still be a couple of years away. We'll see how Powell does injury wise as his career continues. If he's healthy, I think Powell is capable of 9.75.
A little side note, but did you see his 9.99 in the semis of the GP (when he broke the wr in the finals)? That may have been the most impressive run I have ever seen. He practically jogged a 9.99.
09-04-2005, 10:33 AM #3Originally Posted by SprinterOne
09-04-2005, 05:34 PM #4
Asafa is a talent for sure..but Gatlin is the complete package. He is starting to look like the old Mo Greene in the fact Gatlin is getting a very consistent race pattern. He can run sub10 at will, and when pushed, go to 9.8(or below) for the win. Gatlin is the future of the sprints for years to come.
09-04-2005, 08:07 PM #5
Ya gatlin is really starting to come around, Gatlin is still young and will be a serious threat at the world reccord for years to come, Oh ya and i forgot about Lenard Scott give him one more year and he will tear things up. Lenard Scott is probally the fastest man outta the blocks in the world right now, he tends to slow up a bit at the 70m mark tho which hurts him in running low 9.8's
09-05-2005, 12:57 AM #6Originally Posted by TestTubeBaby
09-05-2005, 11:38 AM #7
i didnt say he did, im saying when pushed he has the capability to. and are you serious? gatlins style and last 30 is MUCH more relaxed than asafas entire race. asafas whole style is tense...anyone will tell you that. his stride is relatively short for his height etc..
09-05-2005, 12:55 PM #8Originally Posted by TestTubeBaby
09-05-2005, 03:33 PM #9Originally Posted by SprinterOne
09-05-2005, 08:04 PM #10
I'm not sure if he really tightens up at the end of the race or if he just doesn't run through the tape. He ran through the tape at the GP in Athens and we all know how that turned out.
09-05-2005, 10:08 PM #11
i dunno what ur seeing bro, but me and all the sprinters on the track team have watched it several times and we see his shoulders tensing up at the latter part of the race, he could have a bit of a stronger,longer stride length/rate if he relaxed his upper body. ur arms dictate the rhythm of ur stride. thats why gatlin rushes past people in the last 10-20 carl lewis-esque style. carl was known for his stride length and relaxation that helped him surge towards the finish line. gatlin has run 9.85 with 0.2 while asafa has run his 9.77 with the maximum allowable wind..i do not think gatlin is very far off of asafa, if at all.
09-05-2005, 11:27 PM #12
I guess we are watching different videos then, lol.
I never said Gatlin was far behind Powell, but I don't think anyone can say he is there yet. The wind at the Pre was +3.4 when Gatlin ran his best time of the year, a 9.84. The wind was +1.6 when Powell broke the record. Powell aslo ran a 9.84 with a wind of +1.8 and a 9.85 with a wind of +.06.
09-06-2005, 04:59 AM #13
dont forget asafa is only 22
09-07-2005, 02:22 PM #14Originally Posted by Cdub
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