June 02, 2008

9.72: Usain Bolt breaks WR in the 100m.

posted by Spitztengle to other at 12:00 AM - 8 comments

Youtube video can be found here, in higher quality (still not great for watching something as fast as the Men's 100M). Sadly, I could have seen this on TV. I had a friend text me yesterday saying her brother was running the 1500m at the Reebok Grand Prix, so I set my DVR to record the whole televised event in high def, and last night I fast-forwarded through it to reach the 1500m section. I didn't see the 1500m being aired at all, so I then deleted it from my DVR. It wasn't until today that I find out history had occurred, probably while I was doing 8x Fast-Forward... :( I don't, by the way, know how his 4th place finish affected my friend's brothers attempts to make the Olympic team. I don't think this was a formal trial for the US team, but I don't know how this result adds/subtracts from his attempts to ultimately be on the US Olympic team.

posted by hincandenza at 09:02 AM on June 02

I watched it live. For a race that happens so fact, it was amazing to me how he completely outclassed the rest of the field. Amazing stuff.

posted by hawkguy at 09:18 AM on June 02

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, this would have been front page news. Good on him. I hope he knows this means he'll never be allowed to pee directly into a toilet again.

posted by chicobangs at 10:11 AM on June 02

You know who else completely outclassed the rest of the field? I'm a bad man. I've enjoyed seeing him run since I first saw him at the Worlds last year. Without wanting to start a drug debate, if he's for real, he's awesome in the proper sense of the word.

posted by JJ at 10:57 AM on June 02

The Observer on the weekend ran a piece highlighting the rivalry between Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay as something to look out for in the men's 100m in Beijing. Probably went to the printers 24 hours too early.

posted by owlhouse at 11:01 AM on June 02

Good on him. I hope he knows this means he'll never be allowed to pee directly into a toilet again. Ain't it a shame that will all the drug allegations out there, someone will probably question his integrity and then a lab will botch the test results, (France) and he will be stripped of whatever medals(s). Why should he even waste his time? Why don't they simply accuse and prosecute in one easy motion?

posted by RAZORDODGER at 04:10 PM on June 02

Bolt. That's a good name.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:19 PM on June 02

Well fitting too.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:37 AM on June 03

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