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    Usain Bolt, the fastest man there has ever been.

    Incredible athlete.

    After watching him take the 100 metres a couple of days back, literally jogging for the last 20 metres en route to the world record, I thought I'd seen it all.

    But that 200 metre performance now was phenomenal, i think second and third are still running.

    Ripped the world record to shreds at 19.30 seconds, well over 23 mph.

    bit of history to watch the fastest man that has ever lived and still only 21 years old.


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    Awesome performance.

    Could have done without the 30-minute victory dance that Thai TV felt vital -- cutting into the US basketball game v Australia.

    Come to think of it, Bolt had a better chance of breaking his ankle doing the twist than Aus had of beating the dream team...

    Well done Mr Bolt.

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    Bolt, and as we say in Australia he can certainly do so.

    Amazing how these unknowns come out of the athletic woodwork exactly at the right time.

    No yellow eyes either which is a plus

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    Is he wearing an I love the king bracelet?

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    yes, i'm very skeptical on the cleanliness of athletes, but this guy is tall and thin and not at all the typical meat head powerhouse drug riddle sprinter.

    i think he has some sort of freak physiology like michael Johnson.

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    What are you talking about?
    Michael Johnson had height affliction. His torso was longer than his legs. A veritable dwarf. Very little in common, physiologically, with Bolt, who has great sprinter's proportions.

    Can't access Google images at the moment, but have a look ...

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    freakish physiology is what they have in common.

    not the same one.

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    I was reading something the other day(can't remember where) that said the current world records could only be beaten by a few tenths of a second as the human body isn't able to cope with much more, tendons would start tearing etc. but to see how easily Bolt ran the 100 and 200 i think he could maybe take another half second of his current times in the future.

    I was just reading up about him, seems he was breaking records as a junior as well in 2002

    there is always a suspicion of drugs and foul play these days but to be honest if anyone in the olympics is gonna get tested it will be him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Michael Johnson had height affliction
    strange shape, but listed at 6 foot 1.

    hardly dwarvish.

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    If he bothers to the run the 100 meters flat out to the line like he did in the 200 today, i reckon he can go 9.5 in the 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Michael Johnson had height affliction
    strange shape, but listed at 6 foot 1.

    hardly dwarvish.
    He has one leg shorter than the other.

    Nike spent a fortune to correct the problem and with those famous gold running shoes.

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    Just chop him at the knees problem solved.

    Oh damn, it was between the pelvis and the knee!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Michael Johnson had height affliction
    strange shape, but listed at 6 foot 1.

    hardly dwarvish.

    You are the expert on these matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil
    You are the expert on these matters.


    your gonna need some greens I thinks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    still only 21 years old.
    Astounding isn't it. I'm not sure if the same olds true for sprinters but generally atheletes don't even hit peak physical form until sometime in thier late 20's or early 30's. If he can stay motivated and injury free imagine what he has got left to offer!

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    lightening Bolt is a phenomenon.
    Could he also do the 400? and be the first Athelete to win 3 golds at these distances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    with Bolt, who has great sprinter's proportions.
    Quite tall, in fact by far the tallest 100 meter champ ever.What an athlete though, like he was shot out of a gun at the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    Could he also do the 400? and be the first Athelete to win 3 golds at these distances?
    Certainly wouldn't bet against him being able to at some stage. Huge difference though between the 100, 200m and 400m - and not just the obvious distance differences. Entirely different training programs and race tactics I think.

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    fantastic physique
    long stride

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    I've no television here, off the coast of India, so I haven't seen any Olympics at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tao
    I've no television here, off the coast of India, so I haven't seen any Olympics at all
    it is possible to download the replays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoexile
    Quote: Originally Posted by Tao I've no television here, off the coast of India, so I haven't seen any Olympics at all it is possible to download the replays....
    Maybe when i get home next week (that's if TOT have sorted out our phone line yet).

    Streaming video is all blocked using the company internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tao
    Streaming video
    torrents dont stream.

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    he ran 19.31 into a wind of 0.91!

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    torrents dont stream.
    hehe. torrents are blocked before any streaming video. any kind of bandwidth hog is blocked.

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