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Perdita Felicien wins 2009 Canada 100mH title

Felix 100 heat 2009 US Championships

LaShawn Merritt winning 2009 USA 400m title

Sanya Richards en route to winning 2009 USA 400m title

Michael Rogers wins 2009 USA 100m title

Gil Roberts is one of the worst looking fast guys that I have ever seen!

Going on this photo in isolation, his action looks a lot like that of Butch Reynolds…

I can’t find video of the race, but to me at least he looks A LOT worse than Butch did. Maybe it was just this race, he just doesn’t look like he should be running sub-46, much less sub-45. Overwhelming desire can get results on occasion, especially in the 400/400h, and this may have been one of them.