german sprinters

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  1. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    Congrats to my fiance Verena Sailer on a new personal best! So close to going under 11 seconds but she now has the european leading time! A great stepping stone for Moscow where I hope she can make the finals. She is so talented. I'm so happy for her!:pop2:
     
  2. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    The German Mens 4 x 100 Relay team lit the track on fire running an incredible time of 38.13! Wow is that moving yet they say that
    white men can't run. Well four white guys from Germany once again prove this to be false.

    Martin Keller runs an incredible new personal best of 10.07 wind legal.


    Julian Reus rans a new p.b. of 10.08 with only 0.5 wind. WOW!

    I knew these guys would be ready and one more salute to Sailer with her new p.b. of 11.02!

    I think I will have to buy some German Beer this weekend to celebrate. Becks Beer or hmmmmm. Lol.


    Here is a link to the results!

    http://live.cktu.de/index.php?ver=130802DEWHM
     
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  3. davidholly

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    Your fiance?
    u wot.jpg
     
  4. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    It's an inside joke but I wish I was going to marry her or Lalova but Simone Collio is about to take her off the single market. Haha. They
    do make a great couple and I'm happy for them both. Verena is still single so maybe I have a chance. Lol.
     
  5. harold

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    the strength and depth in german short sprinting is something else .
    and not been infected much like other european countries .
    a credit to germans and the german male .
    i am asuming that down to popularity of it or coaching and number of clubs and quality facilities have .


    just for a moment imagine them on the best doping regime and they could easily
    rival or even surpass certain carribean island .
    whether this is something you would like to see is personal preference .
    but worth a thougth .keep up good work white lighthning .
    will be keeping eye on em .
     
  6. Soccer&track

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    Also to add to this, Germany produces A LOT of world class soccer players...which undoubtedly steals a lot of sprinting talents from track and field.
     
  7. white lightning

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    Great news for the World Champs in Moscow. The German Team added Keller to the individual 100 along with Reus so we
    will have two male sprinters in the premier event. Well deserved after that time he ran.

    Here is a nice article with the queen of german sprinting and she is a seven time national champion.


    03.08.2013 | Interview | Alexandra Neuhaus
    Verena Sailer: "Perfect is different"
    It is Germany's sprint queen. Verena Sailer (MTG Mannheim) was launched on Friday night in Weinheim in 11.02 seconds, the fastest time this year, a European woman over 100 meters. Thus it was as fast as never before in her career. In an interview, the former European Champion annoying about two hundredths, a team-feeling as an individual athlete and the recent doping revelations.

    Scratch the eleven-second mark: Verena Sailer (Photo: DLV)


    Verena Sailer, what a time. 11.02 seconds - that's eight place in the all German leaderboard. How does that sound?

    Verena Sailer:
    Already fierce quickly. But for me it was time not so surprising. I'm in London already noticed that I am in great shape and I could show today at optimal conditions also.

    It was not the much-quoted perfect run. At the start, you can still be a lot. How much are you annoyed that you have given away because maybe one time in eleven seconds?

    Verena Sailer:
    I can run better, no question, perfect is different, then that's a bit annoying. But even so, find the time great. 11.02 seconds, you have to run for now. And I've always said that for a time under eleven seconds pretty much everything has to be. The runs are not simple so even if you are in great shape. We have seen in Weinheim.

    Maybe true in Moscow everything?

    Verena Sailer:
    It would be nice, yes. But I did not put it under pressure now. I believe that a time under eleven seconds is possible, but if I fly Thursday to Moscow, then I have no exact time in the head. Simply because I want to give my best, I feel good and then we'll see. Importantly, because I'm just concentrating on myself and not let myself be distracted.

    But only a few days after your individual start in Moscow you need to focus on others. As you start as a member of the German 4x100 meter relay. How difficult this shift from the individual fighter to team player?

    Verena Sailer:
    In such meetings in Weinheim which is difficult. Here we are only competitors, and only shortly after we are a relay team. Since the conversion to take place in less than an hour so. Achieving this is the high art. Sure, I'm an individual athlete. But in Moscow is more time between starts. First there is my single start in the foreground, and as long as I'm in the race because I did not think of the season. When this is over, I fall until the very time in a mental hole. But this is good, because I will end the single-start and can refocus myself again. Then on the season. And I am already looking forward.

    What's more fun? Season or single start?

    Verena Sailer:
    I can not say that these are in principle two different disciplines for me. As a 100-meter runner, though I see myself as a team with my trainer, but when I run in the relay, with the girls, then that's yet another team feeling. And I also enjoy always.

    What you believe is what the relay team in Moscow efficient?

    Verena Sailer:
    All I can make no prediction. In the relay, it is so closely at women. There are at least ten teams that can run under 43 seconds. But we can also. What we have shown in Weinheim, was far from everything.

    You are currently by far the fastest German sprinter and that too for years. How does your coach Valeri Farmer that you are always the highlight of the season in top form?

    Verena Sailer:
    We are a team. Valery knows me incredibly well, he knows exactly what I need to when training stimuli. This year, however, my head plays a major role. I'm no pressure, I enjoy that I can do what I enjoy most: run fast. And that's why it does not work so well this year. I have learned from the setbacks that I indeed had the last few years quite. I think anyway that you most learn from defeats.
     
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    Patrick Domogala ended his outdoor season a little early but it was on a high note with two new personal best times. The 20 year old
    german sprinter ran a 10.34 on Friday and followed that up with a 20.90 on Saturday. Both times were wind legal. So even though it has
    been an up and down year, he finished it with a bang. I hope this inspires him to train even harder in the off season. Both Domogala and
    Powkowski are a couple of young guys to keep a close eye on in the coming years!
     
  10. Cleatis

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    Manfred Kokot Mystery

    For some reason Manfred Kokot has been lost to history. None of the top ten White sprinter lists on the internet have Manfred Kokot as a 10 second electronically timed sprinter. But yet, I found the wikipedia website for the 1972 Olympic 100m has Manfred Kokot running a 10.09 with no altitude or wind. In fact, I venture to say that he was the first White man to run in the ten second range electronicly...no hand time. Maybe its forgotten since Valeriy Borzov ran his quarterfinals heat in 10.07 and became the European record holder and fastest white man several hours later. Unfortunately Manfred ran poorly in the quarters (10.44) and failed to make the semi's.

    There isn't much on Manfred on the internet besides 50m record he held for 26 years and medal he recieved at the '76 Olympics in the 4X100 relay.
    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletics_at_the_1972_Summer_Olympics_–_Men's_100_metres
     
  11. jacknyc

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    Kokot was a short sprint specialist, as you mentioned the WR holder in the 50m for a number of years.
    But I don't believe his 10.09 was fully automatic timing. Just hand timed to the hundredths.
    I believe his best 100m electronic time is 10.29 (+1.9w)[TABLE="class: f1-table, width: 400"]
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