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Insane


 

This is not the 1500 metres, or the 800 metres, or some qualifying heat: it’s the Olympic 200 metre final. It’s a sprint — and there’s nobody else in the picture


 
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  1. He’s playing chess… and the other runners are playing checkers…

  2. When the gun goes, the race be over.

  3. I know at least two of them were busy crossing over borders (Churandy Martina and Wallace Spearmon). The others probably were distracted into protecting their own.

    Finger pointing, blame and debates to follow…

  4. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no – it’s Stephane Dion, and he’s finally cut bait!

  5. As much as I admire the achievement, I can’t help but wonder if we’ll see another drugging scandal.

  6. Well, the whole Jamaican sprinting program seems to have come together and blossomed this Olympics. I wonder what they are doing differently. New coaching?

  7. Brilliant Paul! This guy is out and out incredible just watching him stride as he accelerates is truly phenomenal!

  8. You could have said the same about the 100m. He actually pulled up at about 75m, coasted the rest of the way, and still broke the world record. At least in the 200, he ran hard from start to finish.

  9. If the Harper government wants to secure a majority, they’ll get this guy a Canadian passport.

  10. Although you can’t tell from the still photograph, he’s also running backwards…

  11. Well, the whole Jamaican sprinting program seems to have come together and blossomed this Olympics. I wonder what they are doing differently. New coaching?

    I’d imagine the main thing they’re doing is getting Jamaican runners to run for Jamaica. The Jamaicans have always had amazing sprinters, but many of their best have run for their adopted homes and not their place of birth in the past (which is fair enough, that’s not a criticism). I think we tend to forget sometimes just how many world class sprinters Jamaica has produced, since so many of them won medals for other countries.

  12. Just curious, what do people here think of Jacques Rogge’s calling out of Bolt for his exuberance? Personally, I think Rogge showed a lot less class than Bolt, and is a potential threat to the Olympic movement (whereas Bolt is a potential saviour).

    I also wonder just why Rogge would call out Bolt, but not Michael Phelps and the American sprinters. Don’t get me wrong, there was NOTHING wrong with how the American swimmers celebrated their wins either, but the point is it was pretty much IDENTICAL to how Bolt acted. Did I miss the press conference when Rogge pointed out that Phelps needed to learn how to act like a champion, and that he needed time to mature?

    I mean, being an old, elitist, fuddy-duddy is bad enough, but being an old, elitist, fuddy-duddy hypocrite? Then you’re coming close to bringing down the reputation of the IOC.

    The IOC ought to be celebrating along with Bolt, not biting the hand that feeds.

  13. Un peu de racisme de la part de M. Rogge?

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