Wow! I’m a novice in analyzing data, but it looks as if Bolt never slowed down except on the VERY end of the race. But at the end of the race bolt holds back anyway. If you ask me, speed endurance is IN PLACE!
But I thought that you can only hold top speed for just a few seconds?
So my point is, we all know Bolt is fast, but the numbers indicate that he is maintaining his speed thought the entire race, and a race, although he only takes 9.5 seconds to complete it, is longer then the (I’m guessing) 4-5 seconds that you can hold top speed.
His pattern of acceleration and deceleration is not unusual for a world class sprinter. He accelerates up to 60 or 65m and then slowly starts decelerating to about 95% of his max speed. The only sprinter I have seen not loose any speed towards the end of a 100m race is Flojo.
Speaking of Florence, do any of you guys have her 10m splits from the quarter finals in Seoul where she ran 10.62? PierreJean has mentioned that she hit a 0.92, as opposed to 0.91 in the final, but is there a complete list of splits from 0-100m?