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KingPriest2
08-20-2009, 12:50 PM
Bolt SMASHES the field

KC native
08-20-2009, 01:39 PM
JFC Dominating. It would suck to line up against him.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112071518

Usain Bolt Dashes To 200-Meter World Record

by The Associated Press
Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, crosses the finish line.
Enlarge Anja Niedringhaus/AP

Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, crosses the finish line to set a new world record in the men's 200-meter final at the world track championships in Berlin.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, crosses the finish line.
Anja Niedringhaus/AP

Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, crosses the finish line to set a new world record in the men's 200-meter final at the world track championships in Berlin.
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August 20, 2009

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt demolished another of his own world records Thursday, winning the men's 200-meter race in a torrid 19.19 seconds at the World Track and Field Championships in Berlin.

The previous mark was 19.30 seconds.

Gritting his teeth and pointing to the clock as soon as the time flashed, Bolt is now 5 for 5 in major sprint events. He has won a gold medal each time with a world mark.

His time in the 200 at these world championships slashed 0.11 seconds off the record he set last year.

Alonso Edward of Panama was second, a distant 0.62 seconds behind Bolt. Wallace Spearmon of the United States took bronze.

Defending champion Tyson Gay, perhaps the best American sprinter, was out with an injury.

Four days earlier, Bolt lowered his own world record in the 100-meter dash to 9.58 seconds — which also slashed 0.11 seconds off the previous mark.

He seemed to have a lock on his second sprint title at the world championships even before running the 200-meter final.

On the eve of the race, American champion Shawn Crawford predicted Bolt would clinch a second world record .

"I really think 19.28," Crawford predicted. He was off by nearly a tenth of a second.

Crawford's own ambition was to run 19.51.

"I'll be happy with that," Crawford said. But he finished fourth in the final at 19.89. Edward ran 19.81 and Spearmon 19.85.

The air was hot and muggy over the Olympic Stadium on Thursday, and Bolt loves the heat. He cut through the swelter of Beijing last year on his way to three Olympic golds and as many world records.

It seemed Bolt was the only one having questions whether he could break the record. Before the race reminded everyone a foot injury had slowed his curve running early in the season.

"I really have not done the same amount of work like I did for the 100," Bolt said.

Chief Chief
08-20-2009, 02:02 PM
Bolt SMASHES the field


BOOM goes the dynamite

Buck
08-20-2009, 02:09 PM
Almost broke the pace of the 100 meter.

I always thought they could run the 200 meter in less than twice the time it took for the 100 since there is a slower start in each of them. Basically since you are going faster for longer in the 200.

KingPriest2
08-20-2009, 04:41 PM
Almost broke the pace of the 100 meter.

I always thought they could run the 200 meter in less than twice the time it took for the 100 since there is a slower start in each of them. Basically since you are going faster for longer in the 200.

I think that as well

Chiefaholic
08-20-2009, 04:53 PM
I think that as well

If you run a race thye way you're supposed to, you have nothing left when you cross the finish line. I was a distance runner in HS, but it's the same concept.

KingPriest2
08-20-2009, 06:25 PM
If you run a race thye way you're supposed to, you have nothing left when you cross the finish line. I was a distance runner in HS, but it's the same concept.

What race did you run? I ran track and cross country in high school. I ran the 800 and mile relay. I've been around track for close to 30 years now. My best friend coached and my brother coached as well. He went to mizzou as a distance runner and came out a middle distance runner. He ran at Penn relays drake relays ku relays and Texas relays. I've been to a lot of Big 8 championships I aldo been to several national championships My brother if heverally wanted to and desire he couldve ran a 3:50 mile. He set the school record in the 2 mile in high school.

POND_OF_RED
08-20-2009, 11:28 PM
Someone has got to give him a chance in the NFL soon. Even if he can't run routes or elude tacklers you put him as a kick returner and you probably start at the 40 each time. That is just insane.