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Usain Bolt Smashes World Sprint Record  
User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1770 times:
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Okay, it wasn't the normal 100m or 200m but the in-between distance of 150m and it wasn't done on a track. Instead, it was done on a street (Deansgate) in Manchester on a day when it's been throwing it down on and off all day, rendering the track that was laid down less than conducive for good sprint times I would have thought.

His time was 14.35 seconds, some 0.45 seconds quicker than the previous best by Pietro Mennea back in the 1980s; the last 100m was covered in 8.72 seconds. Needless to say, he won by a distance. Ominous form for all those racing him especially after it was only 3 weeks after his car crash which affected his training regime.

His 100m world record should be destroyed some time this summer by him given the right conditions (projection of 9.54 seconds is what I've seen).

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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21418 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

The others can only hope to be doped just as successfully...

User currently offlineCainanUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

This guy is SOOOOOOOO on the juice it just is not even funny!


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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Perhaps the fear of genetic alterations/gene alterations now have come true? aren't these undetectable?


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21418 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1563 times:



Quoting Greaser (Reply 3):
Perhaps the fear of genetic alterations/gene alterations now have come true? aren't these undetectable?

Genetic changes or recombinations happen all the time. It's just a bit unlikely that even among the already highly selected group of top sprinters (many if not most if not all of them using doping on top of being gifted) there's suddenly someone whose additional performance explosion is not caused by doping but by an even more special set of genes than all the other genetically fortunate contenders.

Not impossible, just quite implausible.

Next to cycling this is probably one of the most doping-riddled "sports". And Jamaica's anti-doping efforts are said to be rather lackluster and spotty.


User currently offlineJM079 From Canada, joined Jan 2008, 2283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1469 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):



Quoting CainanUK (Reply 2):



Quoting Klaus (Reply 4):

I suppose the same logic applies to the Kenyans and the Ethiopians who are gifted long distance runners. It is automatic they are doped up. What a load of bovine rejection.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21418 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1460 times:



Quoting JM079 (Reply 5):
I suppose the same logic applies to the Kenyans and the Ethiopians who are gifted long distance runners.

No, it doesn't; There seem to be some actual advantages in both their genetic background and their lifestyle (especially with ethiopians living at elevated altitude).

Apart from oxygen transport (EPO / blood transfusions) there's also not much opportunity for doping in these sports which are almost exclusively based on endurance.

It is completely different in sprint, where maximum short-term muscular strength and quick power generation is the primary objective. The opportunities for doping and the effects it produces are much more pronounced. And given the number of past "champions" in this field who have been convicted of doping (it's actually easier to count the number who have not yet(!) been convicted!) Usain Bolt's miraculous performance looks quite a bit too good to be true.

As I said: Not completely impossible, but very implausible that there's no doping involved at all.


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