2019 Track Season News and Results

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  1. sprintstar

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    watching the Polish U18/U20 indoors, it is so refreshing to see all these beautiful white people. Watching some of the Portuguese indoors it is mostly negros as well so many negros in the Aussie youth ranks. It is happening in Canadian youth track as well, so many negros and Chinese. I feel worried for whites in Canadian track. They all cant be playing hockey.
     
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    In case you guys wanted to also see the mens 200 meters finals at the british indoor champs here you go. Chris Stone would have won except he stumbled & tripped right before the finish line. Great race but I wish Stone could have won as he had the fastest time in all of the heats.

     
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  6. sprintstar

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    Nice to see a white woman at the top of the 60m indoors in Ewa Swoboda with a time of 7.08. MB Sant is tied for 12th with Daphne Schippers at 7.18. Abby Steiner is ranked 3rd in the 200m indoors with a 22.97. Seems Cunliffe is not sprinting as of yet. Anyone have any updated info on her. She hasn't posted or said anything..
     
  7. jacknyc

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    KonstantĂ­nos ZĂ­kos 6.62

    Never heard of this guy....
     
  8. mastermulti

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    just a comment on people who'll never be world beaters but just love the sport and do it with all their hearts - Gary Finegan from Qld, Australia has never won anything but (apart from one injury-clouded year) has run mid/high 10s since 2003, peaking last year with a 10.58 which he aims to beat this season nearing age 35 ....... the sort of guy you'd kill to have in your masters' relay teams

    2019 10.85 +1.8 Brisbane (AUS) 19 JAN 2019
    (1st run of the season. Second run was 10.66 but +2.1)

    2018 10.58 +0.3 Gold Coast (AUS) 15 FEB 2018
    2017 10.67 +1.4 San Marcos, TX (USA) 13 JUN 2017
    2015 10.76 -1.0 Brisbane (AUS) 28 NOV 2015
    2014 10.82 -0.1 Melbourne (AUS) 04 APR 2014
    2013 11.31 -0.3 Brisbane (AUS) 09 MAR 2013
    2012 10.61 +1.1 Brisbane (AUS) 11 FEB 2012
    2011 10.69 0.0 Brisbane (AUS) 19 NOV 2011
    2010 10.60 -0.3 Perth (AUS) 12 MAR 2010
    2008 10.75 0.0 Walnut (USA) 18 APR 2008
    2007 10.77 +1.1 Walnut (USA) 15 APR 2007
    2006 10.74 +1.1 Canberra (AUS) 10 JAN 2006
    2005 10.73 +1.1 Gold Coast (AUS) 20 MAR 2005
    2004 10.87 -1.6 Brisbane (AUS) 06 FEB 2004
    2003 10.88 -1.7 Brisbane (AUS) 13 DEC 2003
     
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  9. jacknyc

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    In Ireland...
    1.Bingtian Su (chn) 6.52; 2. Takuya Kawakami (jpn) 6.58 (6.57 2h1)
     
  10. white lightning

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    The 20 year old sprinting sensation Kevin Kranz of Germany won the national indoor champs today. He ran his heat in a new p.b. of 6.56 and
    then won the finals in a time of 6.59 seconds! He was never remotely challenged in either race. This kid has arrived and is running similar times
    to Julian Reus who has a p.b. of 6.52 from several years ago. I could see Kranz breaking that in the near future. Kevin Kranz is going to smash
    his personal bests come this summer. Very happy to see Germany producing some very exciting young sprinters. This kid is the real deal. I would
    be happy if he can his p.b. outdoors down to around 10.10 this summer but I'm secretly hoping for more. Time is on this kids side though and
    his future is very bright!
     
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    Kranz ran a 6.71 last year, so that's a 0.15 improvement over only 60 meters!! He should easily beat 10.00 this summer.

    Tortu did a 9.99 after a 6.62 in 2018.

    Kranz, Tortu, Erasmus, Teeters, this season is shaping up to be huge for our guys.
     
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    Bingtan Su won the 60m in Birmingham with a fantastic time of 6.47!
    Takuya Kawakami got 4th in 6.54.
    Richard Kilty was 5th in 6.64, and ran 6.63 in the heats.

    In other European meets:
    Henrik Larsson won the Swedish Championship in 6.60.
    Zdenek Stromsik won the Czech Championship in 6.64.
    Joris van Gool won the Dutch Championship in 6.63.
     
  13. limitless

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    Su is amazing. He will break 9.90 this year

     
  14. white lightning

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    Congrats to Su and Kawakami for incredible times. This post though is more in regards to the "blonde bullet" Henrik Larsson. The
    kid is only 19 and already running 6.60 and he broke the Swedish 100 Meter National Record twice last year at only 18. One to really
    keep a very close eye on in the coming years. He will be the talk of all of Sweden and also be known worldwide if he keeps this up. Here
    is his instagram page. I'm a big fan of this 19 year old sprint sensation.

    https://www.instagram.com/_henriklarsson/p/Bbom0h3g38D/
     
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    more results from this weekend:
    1. Jan Volko 6.62
    1. Shuhei Tada (Jpn) 6.57 (east Asian sprinters performing very well this indoor season)
     
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    this larrson kid is jacked. Anyone know his height and weight?

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    In Dusseldorf today . . .
    Bingtan Su ran 6.49 to win the men's 60m. That's his 2nd sub 6.50 this season.
    Ewa Swoboda got 2nd in the women's 60m in 7.10. Schippers 3rd in 7.19
    It seems Schippers is doing a slow motion version of Lemaitre's yearly decline. I'm very sad about this.

    Also Jacbob Ingebrigtsen of Norway won the men's 1500m defeating World Indoor Champ and recent WR holder (indoor 1500m) Samuel Tefera of Ethiopia.
    He set an under 20 world record and a national record as well. He is a teenager!
     
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  18. white is right

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    Her start has always been her weak point and in the 60 meters the start dictates everything. I don't know if her decline is that obvious yet as her 2015 season could have been a career year, but a Lemaitre like decline seems similar, except she had a higher peak, so she has more to lose.
     
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    Lucky for Schippers the rest of the field are good international athletes but not exceptional. She wasn't making any ground at all.
     
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    Considering Schippers PB is 7.00 for the 60m, her times this year are really slow.
     
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    Perhaps a more apt comparison to Schippers is Jeremy Wariner.
    Both were at the top of their events and then switched coaches . . . and then slowly, but steadily declined.
    Schippers should go back to her old coach and her old training methods.
     
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    MM, Ta Lou is not good international competition, she is top 4 in the world in the 60/100/200 so Schippers is slowly fading while Swoboda is coming on. Hopefully Swoboda can carry it outdoors this year but I think she went after the Indoor times and title for this year.

    Schippers upper body is looking very tight and she is starting to bob her head at full speed, not a good sign. Needs to be more relaxed in my opinion.

    Anyone get a look at Kilty's GF....nice looking lass.
     
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    she has. Back to Bart last November when Reider went back to the States
     
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    "the rest of the field" - meaning those finishing behind Schippers. I'm very aware of Ta Lou's talent
     
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    Ah, you know nothing of sprint! She needs Master Carraz in order to reach her full potential!;)
     

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