2016 Outdoor Track Season

Discussion in 'Track & Field' started by Texas Flash, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. trackster

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    Hey, how about that 1-2-3 in the men's 200 Euro champs? Originally, it looked like 2--3-4:



    but then there was a dq leading to this awesome FEEL GOOD video:


    Meanwhile, Martyn Rooney wins the 400 with a fast-closing Pavlak second:
     
  2. limitless

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    Anyone know why Sergey Shubenkov is not competing in the 110 meter hurdles?
     
  3. white is right

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    Russia is banned from sending a team to any iaaf sanctioned events. Russian athletes can only compete at domestic meets. As far as I know individual athletes can apply to compete under the Olympic flag at Rio, so many star athletes may do this. But don't expect much from these athletes as they won't be race sharp.
     
  4. freddie

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    I have just looked at the video of the Martin Rooney win in the European 400m Championships. Now while the time was not good what was so interesting was the lack of interest in the voice of the British commentator describing the victory of a British competitor. This is very typical approach used for White athletes to undermine their performances and an important way to recognize the bias in the media.
     
  5. white lightning

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    I'm suprised no one comented on Greg Rutherford who may be one of the most consistant long jumpers ever. He has won so many medals and yet the media knocks the guy like he has done nothing. He became the first long jumper in over 50 years to win back to back long jump gold medals at the European Championships! Rutherford has alwo won Olympic Gold and World Championship Gold Medals. What more can the guy do aside from break the world record? He is as good as anyone I've ever seen. He never takes a meet off. Amazing athlete and individual. Good luck to him in Rio. I would love to see him win back to back golds at the Olympics to hear what the biased media and fans would say. Good luck in Rio Greg.
     
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  6. fernchris55

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    These Mens performances in the sprints were poor overall. The winning times in the 200 & 400 are the kind of times that you'd see in NCAA division 3, and you can include Hortelano's (best White) 4th place 100 meter performance of 10.12 as well.
    Ramil Guliyev's performance is the most disappointing one of all. He's the only White in these sprints who has World Class talent to compete in a World Championship finals (200 meter).
    The females who are all PED when they go sub-11.00-22.00-50.00 are a freak show whether black or white when performing these anabolic/EPO/HGH-etc.performances. Those of you fanboys of the very handsome Schippers are going to be very disappointed if (she should) gets busted (some beat the tests). The only way she's not using PED's with that Manly body is if she's another hermaphrodite who was fixed after birth as a female by the pediatrician's advice (100% of the time). It's not all that uncommon and it probably accounts for a majority of the greatest female athletic performances in strength-power-speed events besides the use of male hormones. It's biology. The Yam and Yankee girls don't appear to be of the twisted-sister variety of Fugly Castor Semenya and (maybe) Handsome Schippers, but are loaded to the gills with pharmaceuticals.
    The whole sport is a travesty.
    The transplanted march of the charbroiled continues as you can no longer assume a runner running for any European nation is a Native son or daughter. The indigenous peoples of Europe are being swamped by the reverse colonization invasion of 3rd World people who hate them, and those "haters" are being welcomed with open wings by the cuckholds into their nests.

    NFL potential?
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  7. limitless

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    Greg Rutherford's PB in the long jump is number 118 on the all time list. I don't doubt his complexion plays into the lack of interest, but the long jump marks all around have seemed weak the past few years.

    Yes!!, I did notice the lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Brit announcer during Rooney's win. Man, that is like Orwellian creepy. It's very upsetting to see non euros competing for euro countries. You can see the day coming when tan everyman from region 1 will be competing against tan everyman from region 2 while fans all wearing Mao jackets cheer.
     
  8. limitless

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    Devon Allen 1st place 110 meter hurdles 13.03.
     
  9. limitless

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    Prandini should bag a spot in the 200 tomorrow.
     
  10. trackster

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    Can't believe the negativity on this board.

    Anyway, Devon Allen just blew away the entire field, winning by a full 2/10's in the hurdles and just missed going under 13. He now has to be considered the favorite for Olympic gold.
     
  11. white lightning

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    Devon Allen is capable of winning gold at Rio. He should make the medal stand at the very least. I would be we haven't
    seen aa american world class white hurdler in the 110 high hurdles since the 1950's to 1960's! The kid is an amazing talent. He might
    just challenge for the world record by the next olympics. I'm so pumped about watching him run in Rio!

    Hope Prandinni can make the team in the 200 meters individual group tommorow.
     
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  12. fernchris55

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    That 118 on the all-time list of 8.51 meters (27-9 ft.) is why Rutherford is not in the discussion of all-time greats. When you're not in the 29 foot club, nor the 28 foot club, but are basically a mid 27 footer, you aren't going to be seen as anything more than the best in a weak era. He's consistent that's for sure, and delivers his best when it counts, and that counts for being a great competitor. He has a 10.26 to his credit, and is 6-2 tall, which makes me wonder what he might do if he ever concentrates on sprinting, especially the 200.
    Devon reminds us naturally of Shubenkov and is the dark-horse favorite at this point going forward towards Rio. Omar McLeod of Jamaica is still the favorite based on his string of consistent sub-13.10 performances this season but he's not running any freaky times so looks beatable and Devon delivers his best when it counts so far.
     
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    Schippers in 2011, same overall bodyshape but much younger, compared to the 2 PED affletes beside her she looks so much more feminine. She is not manly just is a big tall muscular girl. She gets the jawline from her daddy.
     
  14. fernchris55

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    You're forgetting....
    Guy Drut France: 1972 Olympic silver medalist, 1976 Olympic gold medalist, World Record holder 13.0 hand-time.
    Thomas Munkelt East Germany: 1980 Olympic gold medalist, 1977 World Cup gold medalist, 1979 World Cup silver medalist.
    Florian Schwarthoff: 1996 Olympic bronze medalist.
    And of course the Russian Shubenkov: 2015 World championships gold medalist, 2013 World championships bronze medalist.

    Guy Drut 1976 Gold medal with a young and upcoming Thomas Munkelt at the top of the picture.
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    Florian in Atlanta 1996 bronze medal race
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    Sergey Shubenkov 2015 World Champion gold medalist
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    Thomas Munkelt 1980 Olympic gold medalist (top-of-screen) defeating the world record holder at that time, Alejandro Casanas of Cuba (bottom-of-screen).
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  15. limitless

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    Some studies have shown that low repetition weight lifting increases testosterone. Add in the constant short term bursts of sprint training, and person is going to get a muscular body. Especially someone training all out to compete at an elite level.

    Do you guys remember Arto Bryggare of Finland? He won a bronze in 1984. He had white white hair and really stood out.
     
  16. jacknyc

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    Arto is in the photo above your post.
     
  17. fernchris55

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    Look right above your post at the picture of Thomas Munkelt winning the 1980 Olympics and you will see in the upper left the blonde mane of Arto (6th place).

    1984 110 meter hurdles medal ceremony with Arto.
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  18. sprintstar

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    great pictures, brings back some moments in the memory of these great athletes. I remember watching some of these races. What jumps out is how much leaner these guys were compared to most sprinters these days. Love the old style knee high tube socks lol
     
  19. white lightning

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    Pay attention. I said american hurdler. Some people do not read i swear. For a newbie you think you know everything. Read and learn to comprehend.
     
  20. white lightning

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    Shubenkov was amazing last year. I had high hopes to see him in Rio. It's a shame what has happened. Hope to see him again in the coming years. He is such an incredible athlete.
     
  21. fernchris55

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    So sorry, my mistake ( American). I didn't realize you're so easily offended. I'll be sure not to reply to your posts from now on. Would you like me to to not share my opinions until I reach mentor status. Do I trigger you by sharing my knowledge.
     
  22. white lightning

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    You have been here since July. I respect your knowledge and opinions but you need to respect others who have been
    here far longer than you. You were comparing Schippers to a man in a female body. Disgusting. I wanted to delete the comment. You have some good knowledge on some things and very little on others. We are here to support white athletes period. Not to try to take credit away from them like you did with her. Also saying that she is juiced up. She looks natural to most of us here.
     
  23. fernchris55

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    You also went back and inserted "American" as my post to your reply clearly shows.
    Your original:
    Devon Allen is capable of winning gold at Rio. He should make the medal stand at the very least. I would be we haven't
    seen a world class white hurdler in the 110 high hurdles since the 1950's to 1960's! The kid is an amazing talent. He might
    just challenge for the world record by the next olympics. I'm so pumped about watching him run in Rio!
     
  24. white lightning

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    Your an idiot. We talk about Prandini and Teeters being american sprinters. Where is Devon Allen from Mr Einstein. How many american sprinters and hurdlers have there been for the last 3,4 maybe even 5 decades. Kevin Little, Jeremy Wariner and a few others. Very few. You know what I meant. Dont come here disrespecting me.
     
  25. fernchris55

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    Out of respect for Don I've moved my reply concerning you to a "conversation" with just you and Don.
     

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