2018 Season news

Discussion in 'Track & Field' started by mastermulti, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. sprintstar

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    it is common knowledge that Allen is white/black mix. I personally don't cheer for him, also he is a non factor in the 110mh internationally.
     
  2. booth

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    Allen was president of the Black Student Union at Brophy Prep, so that gave it away to me. I am a old Klansman and the book is one drop of black blood , they are black blue eyes or light-skin, they are black.
     
  3. sprintstar

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    watching the Continental cup this morning and I swear the 2 british want to get down on their knees and "service" the mens Jamaican discus thrower......disgusting announcing. Warholm came third in a very lackluster performance in the 400mh.

    I see tall, beautiful, extremely talented pole vaulter Sandy Morris is a mudshark, why would she pollute such beautiful genes??? I will no longer support her athletic endeavours.
     
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  4. sprintstar

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    Daphne Schippers finished 2nd in the 200m yesterday at the Continental Cup in 20.28 on a slow track, she led until 190m and got caught by Uibo. She is tightening up at 170-175m in most of her 200m races which shows her speed stamina is off, maybe needs more 400m workouts in practise. Her starts are extremely slow in the 100m which is strange as her starts in the 200m are decent. I am wondering if she was experimenting with different training sessions, weights etc this year to see which works best for her as this was a non championship year.

    The African men and women need better drug enforcement as they are winning far too easily with great times in distance races.

    Erasmus did not get a chance to run his leg(3rd) of the mens 4x100m as the lead off leg came up lame with 10m to second leg handoff.

    I would not be surprised if Noah Lyles gets busted for PED use.

    Shubenkov wins again in the mens 110mh, Allen gets his ass handed to him again.
     
  5. Mielie23

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    Hi guys, Emile just returned from the Continental Cup this morning. He has one more 100m race on 22 September to close down his season. It is a local event in Pietermaritzburg opening the new athletics stadium. There will be no coverage so I will report on this.

    Emile has had an exciting and very successful season and I do thank you all for the amazing support. I do relay all your messages to him. He will be starting his preparation for the world champs on 1 Oct, again a very long season as our season starts in January. He plans to participate on the indoor circuit in Europe in Feb 2019(4 events), provincial championships in March and a 4 leg Grand Prix series in March and April then South African champs in April as well as the student games also in April. He will do the European season in Juneand July anf finally the world Champs. All this while he is a full time civil engineering student.

    His goal for next year is qualifying and being selected for the world champs, going sub 10 and targeting Akani Simbine for the no1 slot in South Africa.

    Thank you again for all the support.
     
  6. Mielie23

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    Thank you Texas Flash. Emile has put his studies second after his athletics. He has a University of Pretoria scholarship which includes a full support staff in terms of physiotherapists, dietitians, personal trainers and access to all medical facilities. For this he enrolls in the minimum subjects and will only complete his schooling in 2024.

    Please visit https://www.up.ac.za/. This is one of the top schools in South Africa and the facilities are great. The track was redone in 2016 and was done in mondo. In the SA summer we have a lot of European athletes descending on Pretoria because the weather is great. Lots of sun and no wind.

    Emile is classified as an amateur as he has no financial support in SA. Sponsors are not existing and he relies on me to support him.

    PS: Please excuse my grammar as English is our second language!
     
  7. white is right

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    This could explain why there are so many successful student athletes from South Africa.

    PS your English is better than many native speakers.....:jump:
     
  8. white lightning

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    Hey Mielie23. How much prize money has Emilie won in the last couple of years? Hopefully he was able to give you a little
    of your money back but regardless either way what a dream to be able to watch your son compete and beat many of the fastest
    men on earth. The pride you must feel. It's a shame he doesn't have funding as in many European countries he would be paid very well for the times he has run. Emilie Erasmus in an elite athlete/sprinter at the top of the bell curve. Amazing sprinter!
     
  9. mastermulti

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    I trust Emile doesn't fixate on the sub 10 thing. Our Matt Shirvington did that till he injured himself and made himself ill trying to run to the clock all the time
     
  10. Mielie23

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    Tha
    Thank you
     
  11. Mielie23

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    In Europe he makes enough to cover his expenses and maybe a little pocket money. He has no cash sponsors and rely on the European season to make a little extra. He has no shoe contract but gets kit from Nike, a university scholarship that pays about 60% school fees, a supplement sponsor and a university of Pretoria High Performance Centre sponsorship that pays various medical expenses. He still stays with me and commutes to school from home. I bought him a cheap 29 year old Volkswagen Jetta which he uses. He has some odd house sitting jobs which he saves for his vacation in December.

    Yes I am extremely proud of him and love watching him run. I have collected all his stats since 2010 and as a hobby I am writing coffee table books on his career as an athlete. At present I have 56gig worth of info on him. I will be taking a road trip this weekend from Pretoria to Pietermaritzburg to watch a 10 second run Saturday afternoon about a 700 mile round trip. He is well prepared for Saturday and will take a 2 week rest after this weekend.
     
  12. Mielie23

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    No he does not fixate. Him and his coach are working towards the sub 10 which is one of his goals. His coach believes that when he goes sub 10 he must know exactly what he did to achieve it so he can repeat it, he also believes that qualifying for the world champs the times will come. Emile has the rare ability to remember and analyze every step he runs in a race.

    We have 5 sub 10 athletes in South Africa and only 2 has managed it more than once. Akani Simbine has run 16 sub 10's and has a amazing work ethic but he is a full time athlete, Wayde van Niekerk has done it twice but he is a freak of nature. The other three Henricho Bruintjies, Simon Magakwe and Thando Roto has only done it once and all indications are that it won't happen again for them. Apart from Wayde and Akani the last 2 seasons Emile has beaten the others consistently. Emile, Wayde, Akani and Henricho are all the same age and have been competing together since 2009 as u/18 athletes.

    Emile is extremely consistent and improves his pb virtually every year.

    Looking forward to the 2019 season which for South African athletes start as early as Feb.
    Wow Matt running 10.03 amazing.
     
  13. Mielie23

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    Hi Guys,

    Emile ran the 100m in the inaugural African Athletics League in Pietermaritzburg yesterday. It was cold and it rained. On a very wet track he won the race in 10.04, second was Simon Magakwe in 10.08.

    Nice close to Emile's season!!
     
  14. limitless

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    That is so frustrating. If the conditions were good, he would have broken 10.00 for sure. I hope he is planning to come back next year. I could not find the 10.04 race, but I came across this 10.11 into a negative wind.

     

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