Christophe Lemaitre "White Lightning" 9.92 and 19.80! -- Part Two

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  1. mastermulti

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    If we look at those who aren't in the stereotypical sub 10er club (i.e sub-saharan, west coast African) we have 5 (Lemaitre, Johnson, Guliyev, Gemili, Su Bingtian).
    We have 4 (Woronin, Ito, Zhang, Teeters) who've run 10.00 and another 10 who've run 10.01 to 10.03.
    Oh so close
     
  2. Madara

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    Lemaitre 10.21 in Berlin. WHAO

    We know why he run 10.60 in the curve.
    No top speed

    His reaction : Yes, the place is not good (6) but it's better than my last 100m (10s33 French championship) and close to my best time of the season ( Montreuil 10s18).

    How you can say that ? 10.33 it was with -1.4, today +1.0 and just after his injury.
    10.18 was in Montreuil first race of the season with +0.1.
     
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  3. Madara

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    9 races sub 10.
    2010:
    Valence 9.98 +1.3
    Riéti Heat 9.98 +1.1
    Rieti Final 9.97 +0.9

    2011:
    Montreuil 9.96 +0.9
    Stockholm 9.95 +1.0
    Lausanne 9.95 +1.0
    Albi : 9.92 +2.0

    2012:
    Angers 9.94 +2.6

    2013:
    Rabat 9.98 +2.9
     
  4. Van_Slyke_CF

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    No, it's seven officially. The ones in 2012 and 2013 you list, as well as the 9.98 earlier this year in beating Gatlin don't count because of the wind.

    You can read through this list for confirmation:

    http://www.alltime-athletics.com/m_100ok.htm
     
  5. Madara

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    It's for that a took the wind next to the perf ;)
     
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    6th in Berlin. 10.21 with 1.0 wind.
    Guliyeve and Gemili (and others) beat him handily, and he wasn't gaining on anyone at the end like he used to.
     
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    5th In Berlin, 20.21, very fast track.
     
  8. Madara

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    Lemaitre Indoor :
    Mondeville 3 Febuary
    Paris Bercy 7 Febuary
    Metz 11 Febuary
    French Championship 17-18 Febuary
    No World Indoor Championship.
     
  9. mastermulti

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    he's racing very often to start the season - only 4 days between each of first 3 meetings then 6 more till French championships.
    Let's hope he's well rested, uninjured and gets to low 6.50s this year
     
  10. jacknyc

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    Can't wait for another season of disappointing performances followed by sad excuses.
     
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  11. white is right

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    This a non major year, many guys tend to experiment with different events or doing the indoor season when they normally have a light indoor schedule. So a poor year might be not be indicative of slippage or a poor training off season.
     
  12. jacknyc

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    Hah! - the excuses have started already. . . . and he hasn't even run a race yet!
     
  13. white lightning

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    I'm going to be positive. I say 2018 is a good year for him. I will predict at least one sub 10 and one sub 20! Positive Vibes! ;)
     
  14. mastermulti

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    I'll say he'll suddenly go back to playing soccer for Aix-les-Bains 3rd division and be an extremely fast winger ... or whatever those outside guys are :monoloco:
     
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    I say he will run 6.58-6.62 indoors, 10.18 100m and 20.10 200m outdoors in 2018.
     
  16. white is right

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    It's a fact, Bolt basically took of 10' and 14' and claimed niggles, Wariner in the past tried the 200 more and there are other examples.

    I guess the Euros are this year so maybe Lemaitre will peak for that, but other than that it's racing for cheques on the Diamond League circuit.
     

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