Asafa, Mo, Tim, Ben Splits

Here are is a comparative breakdown of splits from top performances. Thoughts?

Asafa Tim Mo Ben Mo
RT 0.15 0.104 0.162 0.132 0.132
10m 1.89 1.89 1.86 1.83 1.83
20m 2.91 2.92 2.89 2.87 2.83
30m 3.83 3.83 3.81 3.80 3.75
40m 4.69 4.70 4.69 4.66 4.64
50m 5.54 5.54 5.57 5.50 5.50
60m 6.39 6.37 6.4 6.33 6.33
70m 7.23 7.21 7.23 7.17 7.16
80m 8.07 8.05 8.09 8.02 8.02
90m 8.92 8.90 8.94 8.89 8.91
100m 9.77 9.78 9.79 9.79 9.82

Asafa Tim Mo Ben Mo
RT 0.15 0.104 0.162 0.132 0.132
0-10m 1.89 1.89 1.86 1.83 1.83
10-20m 1.02 1.03 1.03 1.04 1.00
20-30m 0.92 0.91 0.92 0.93 0.92
30-40m 0.86 0.87 0.88 0.86 0.89
40-50m 0.85 0.84 0.88 0.84 0.86
50-60m 0.85 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83
60-70m 0.84 0.84 0.83 0.84 0.83
70-80m 0.84 0.84 0.86 0.85 0.86
80-90m 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.87 0.89
90-100m 0.85 0.88 0.85 0.90 0.91
TIME 9.77 9.78 9.79 9.79 9.82

Cool post, but why so many? Please do NOT post duplicates…


Very interesting. Its amazing that ben and mo just seem to kick ass in the first 90 but then fade away fast in the last 10 but especially ben fading in the last part cuz he was murdering them until the last 10m.

Ben also put his arm up and broke stride around 10m’s to go dont forget that, and that the newer tracks allowed for greater returns at the start.

Ben basically began stopping at 80 and Mo pulled his quad late in the race in the last example (Edmonton)

mo didnt fade in the last 10 during his world record run…he has a burst during 50-70 where he is as quick as any of them, then another at 80-100…mind u, the ‘bursts’ are 1 100th quicker than the other guys…

but if u look at bens times at 70, 80 and 90 metres, u can see if he had run through to the end, he would still be quicker than asafa powell…

Plus woulndn’t placing ben onto the newer tracks that mo and asafa run on help him even more if I remember charlie’s explination at the seminar correctly!

An interesting phenomenon is occurring with Mo as he transitions from his 40-50 segment into top speed. His relative velocity at this point in the race always appears to be comparatively low. But then he rips consecutive .83’s in both races (a higher top speed which is held for a longer increment). Obviously it was working but the drive phase biomechanics may have a lot to do with this.

40-50m 0.85 0.84 0.88 0.84 0.86
50-60m 0.85 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83

60-70m 0.84 0.84 0.83 0.84 0.83

Mo pulled his quads at 77 m (9 steps to finish line) and not after 80 m

Ben stopped his race at 86-87, or not?

I would like to see a comparative with some Gatlin numbers like the 9.85 or the 9.88, i know this is not a record but what about his speed between 40 and 70m ?

in this forum there are some splits about Gatlin’s race in Athens
If i remember well, he passed in 6"42 at 60 m with the fastest 10 m split in 0"84
IMHO, the problem with these split are the approximations
Perhaps it’s good to know only splits at 30s ad 60s

Tks vabo,
i did a research for here ( and out there ) without success. Seems that nobody did this before.

I can only give estimations of Gatlin’s 50 & 60m Splits from his 9.85 (my estimates are 5.56 & 6.41, 50-60m: 0.85), but Official Analysis has been taken in Helsinki so we should be seeing those numbers shortly after the Championships has finished

my problem is that i don’t know who wrote about athens’ splits!
by Spaceman? or PJ?

i have this date in my hd:

[i]Wind: +0.6m/s
10m/20m/50m/60m/70m/90m/100m Split times

1st place, Justin Gatlin (USA) 9.85 (PR, WL & SB)
RT: 0.188 (0.19)
10m: 1.87e (1.68e)
20m: 2.90e (1.03e)
50m: 5.56e
60m: 6.41e (0.85e)
70m: 7.27e (0.86e)
90m: 8.98e
100m: 9.85 (0.87e)
Fastest 10m Split: 0.85e, 50-60m
50m Splits: 5.56e/4.29e (9.85)
60m/40m Splits: 6.41e/3.44e

2nd place, Francis Obikwelu (POR) 9.86 (NR, PR & SB)
RT: 0.163 (0.17)
10m: 1.90e (1.73e)
20m: 2.93e (1.03e)
50m: 5.60e
60m: 6.44e (0.84e)
70m: 7.29e (0.85e)
90m: 9.00e
100m: 9.86 (0.86e)
Fastest 10m Split: 0.84e, 50-60m
50m Splits: 5.60e/4.26e (9.86)
60m/40m Splits: 6.44e/3.42e (9.86)

3rd place, Maurice Greene (USA) 9.87 (SB)
RT: 0.151 (0.15)
10m: 1.88 (1.73)
20m: 2.92e (1.04e)
50m: 5.60e
60m: 6.44e (0.84e)
70m: 7.29e (0.85e)
90m: 9.01e
100m: 9.87 (0.86e)
Fastest 10m Split: 0.84e, 50-60m
50m Splits: 5.60e/4.27e (9.87)
60m/40m Splits: 6.44e/3.43e (9.87)

4th place, Shawn Crawford (USA) 9.89
RT: 0.161 (0.16)
10m: 1.89e (1.73e)
20m: 2.93e (1.04e)
50m: 5.61e
60m: 6.45e (0.84e)
70m: 7.29e (0.84e)
90m: 9.01e
100m: 9.89 (0.88e)
Fastest 10m Split: 0.84e, 50-60m & 60-70m
50m Splits: 5.61e/4.28e (9.89)
60m/40m Splits: 6.45e/3.44e (9.89)

5th place, Asafa Powell (JAM) 9.94
RT: 0.166 (0.17)
10m: 1.88e (1.71e)
20m: 2.92e (1.04e)
50m: 5.60e
60m: 6.46e (0.86e)
70m: 7.31e (0.85e)
90m: 9.05e
100m: 9.94 (0.89e)
Fastest 10m Split: 0.85, 60-70m
50m Splits: 5.60e/4.34e (9.94)
60m/40m Splits: 6.46e/3.48e (9.94)

6th place, Kim Collins (SKN) 10.00 (SB)
RT: 0.175 (0.18)
10m: 1.85e (1.67e)
20m: 2.89e (1.04e)
50m: 5.58e
60m: 6.44e (0.86e)
70m: 7.32e (0.88e)
90m: 9.09e
100m: 10.00 (0.91e)
Fastest 10m Split: 0.86e, 50-60m
50m Splits: 5.58e/4.42e (10.00)
60m/40m Splits: 6.44e/3.56e (10.00)[/i]

What is with Gatlin’s literally awful reaction times? In the right race with a better reaction time, he could go under 9.8 fairly easily.

Two cents ( literaly )
exagerating “wait for it” ( to get out as power as he can ) or maybe some weed problem.
Who knows ??
He should train this, there´s a lot of good exercises to work this problem.

None of the reaction times seem to be that great though. (Mo was pretty good).

These splits come from my own analysis. I think pierrejean was too busy with other things to do any analysis from Athens, however I’m sure if he did his analysis he would’ve included stride length data aswell which would’ve been very useful

BTW, i found a video named PJGymAccel where a guy start very explosive, could be Pierre Jean ?

Drive phase? He was definitely behind at 10m, but won by a huge margin. Maybe consciously holding back at the start, then letting it rip?