Tim gets beat by a white boy!

Macro from Canada 10.03 Tim 10.04
and Coby 10.07. This does not surprise
me. Tim looked very small and soft
at the Penn Relays. Maybe he will do better next race. I’m sure the pressure
on him was tremendous.

I called it two years in a ROW.

I called his 1st race last yr and this yr.

Dammm I’m good.

Tim’s next race will be 9.99

Tim’s best time this year will be 9.90!

I believe.

Due to Pressure!
And outside Druma

Kenny Mac~~

I’m guessing sub 9.95. He had a terrible start and came on strong the last 30m of the race.

Originally posted by 716
Tim looked very small and soft
at the Penn Relays.

The mind boggles. :smiley:
I guess he won’t be appearing in this thread then

From the IAAF site:

After one false start, the men’s 100m got away properly but Montgomery had a dreadfully slow reaction, with fellow American Jon Drummond out of the blocks best. Yet while eyes were on the central lanes of the two Americans, Macrozonaris had stolen a surprising early advantage on the field, which despite a marvellous last 30 metres from the World record holder, he was never to lose. The result, a 10.03 personal best win (nil wind reading) to the Canadian, with Montgomery in second in 10.04, and Drummond in third, 10.07.

I don’t reckon 10.04 is too bad when you read this and also think that it is his first race in something like six months.

Top stuff from the Canadian though!

and for the Aussies,… apparently contrary to some reports, Shirvo couldn’t get a lane. Quite a shame as news has it that he is training exceptionally well at the moment.

Originally posted by 716
Macro from Canada 10.03 Tim 10.04
and Coby 10.07. This does not surprise
me. Tim looked very small and soft
at the Penn Relays. Maybe he will do better next race. I’m sure the pressure
on him was tremendous.

WHO was the last white male to win a significant 100m race? (Not counting dcw23!):afro:

And in what year, when, where etc. Like, it has to be at least a grand prix meet of no less standing than Mexico where Macro won.

Surely we don’t have to go back to Marion Woronin?

How do we rate Morne Nagel’s win in the GPII meet in Pretoria in 2001 (10.15A)? Who else was in the race? Any US?

Ok so tim got beaten by a white man-so what? I think the performance of the day there is Felix’s WJR in the women’s 200m 22.11 and still only 17-amazing!

Can we get vid-clips of this and Allyson Felix?

I heard Gatlin was injured in the 200(he had to be carried off the track!), does anyone know what happened?:frowning:

UK and European viewers,

Watch Eurosport news channel, (not Eurosport itself) and you will get to see the mens 100m race. The do not dwell on it, so it may be worthwhile to set your VCR.

You will also see 300m womens world record get broken.

Nicholas Macrozonaris has already run sub 10, but wind aided.

Originally posted by prophet
I heard Gatlin was injured in the 200(he had to be carried off the track!), does anyone know what happened?:frowning:

2 injuries within a 1 1/2 mo. span is really sad.:frowning:

Too busy looking for ants??


Guevara triumphant but Montgomery is surprised in Mexico City
Saturday 3 May 2003
Mexico City, Mexico – Home favourite Ana Guevara produced an emphatic victory in the women’s 300 metres, in front of a near capacity paying crowd of over 50,000 exuberant spectators at the GP Banamex meeting in the 1968 Olympic stadium this evening.

Men 100 metres start in Mexico

Guevara’s time of 35.30 was an unofficial world best for the rarely run 300m distance, dramatically improving on the 35.46 time that Britain’s Kathy Cook had set back in 1984. The Mexican 2002 IAAF World Cup 400m champion, who also shared in the Golden League Jackpot last season, and is the current IAAF World Rankings leader for 400m, was never troubled tonight and was already up on the starting stagger of the women in the four lanes inside her, as the half way point was reached in the race.

Australia’s Olympic 400m champion Cathy Freeman, who was one of those women inside Guevara (lane 4 to Guevara’s lane 5) was never in the battle for the win, and struggled to take third place with 36.42, as Romania’s Ionela Tirlea took the honours behind Guevara in 36.20.

Jackeline Edwards in action

“I’m a competitor and when you’ve run before there is always a part of you which is a bit sad and disappointed, but I have to be realistic as it’s been 3 years,” said Freeman.

“My overall feeling is relief. I’m really happy for Anna and Mexico because I understand how it can affect people being the best in the world. Personally I know I have to be really patient. I think my career has a long way to go. It’s not easy going out knowing you are going to be beaten. I go out remembering that I am Olympic champion but most of all I still love racing," concluded Freeman.

“An unforgettable night for me and the whole of Mexico, the emotion tonight was unbelievable, I didn’t think so many people would respond,” said Guevara. “When I came out for the opening ceremony I was amazed to see so many people in the stands. It was a dream but we decided why not, and it’s a dream which came true.”

Guevara’s triumph in the last race of a two hour programme of competition was, of course what the home crowd had come to see but there was much else to keep them entertained in humid, and overcast conditions in Mexico City’s Olympic stadium.

This stadium which is one of the hallowed arenas in Athletics history having celebrated the Olympic sprinting brilliance of the likes of Jim Hines, Tommie Smith, Lee Evans, Wyomia Tyus, Irena Szewinska and Colette Besson, and of course the 8.90 metres legendary winning leap of long jumper Bob Beamon, had not welcomed a world class international track and field event since the CAC Games of 1990. The Pan-Am Games had also been celebrated here in 1975, but other than these two regional festivals, this stadium had been largely silent to the cheers of an Athletics crowd since the 1968 Olympics.

Situated at an altitude of 7200 feet, Mexico City provided advantageous conditions for the sprint and power events in 1968, and certainly for one surprising winner tonight it seemed to be the key to a new personal best, as the World 100m recorder Tim Montgomery was scalped by the relatively unknown Canadian Nicholas Macrozonaris, whose 10.19 personal best prior to this evening dated back to 2000.

After one false start, the men’s 100m got away properly but Montgomery had a dreadfully slow reaction, with fellow American Jon Drummond out of the blocks best. Yet while eyes were on the central lanes of the two Americans, Macrozonaris had stolen a surprising early advantage on the field, which despite a marvellous last 30 metres from the World record holder, he was never to lose. The result, a 10.03 personal best win (nil wind reading) to the Canadian, with Montgomery in second in 10.04, and Drummond in third, 10.07.

“It wasn’t acceptable, there was a lot of commotion at the start (after the false start). I’m the champion, I should have won but I’m pleased to get my first (individual) race out of the way after all the recent pressure,” said Montgomery.

By contrast Macrozonaris was in Mexican heaven. “It was awesome, the dream I have lived so many times, and now it’s come true. We were making jokes that if I won we would drink tequilla. It was my first big meet and I only needed one big chance. I won’t have any problems now getting races this season,” said the Canadian winner.

Minutes before Montgomery’s surprising defeat, the first sprint of the evening, the women’s 100m had seen USA’s Christie Gaines storm to a good win (11.02) over Commonwealth champion and joint world season’s leader Debbie Ferguson of the Bahamas (11.13). Gaines time of 11.02 was just short of East German Marlies Gohr’s stadium record (11.00, 1979).

The women’s 200m brought a World Junior 200m record from 17 year-old American sensation Allyson Felix, with a 22.11 clocking (-0.5m/s wind) that broke the former mark of Russia’s Natalya Bochina (22.19), which had stood since 30 July 1980. Felix had been in remarkable form already this year, having run at the senior World Indoor Championships in March, and having set an Area 200m junior record of 22.51 on the 19 April at the Mt SAC Relays.

“I was a little surprised myself at the time,” said Felix “but I knew something big would happen, with the altitude, the crowd, and the way I was progressing, and how things were going in training.”

The men’s 200m ended with a win for Coby Miller (20.13) but in his wake there was tragedy for World Indoor 60m champion Justin Gatlin, who was carried off the track after pulling up injured as he entered the straight.

World 110m Hurdles champion Allen Johnson was not going to let his grasp slip as Montgomery had done in the sprint flat, and managed to take a narrow win (13.42) over Duane Ross (13.43) in the sprint hurdles. Ron Brammlet (USA) was third, 13.47.

The men’s 400m left two World champions defeated by USA’s Derek Brew (44.83). World 400m champion Avard Moncur of the Bahamas was third in 45.00, with the World champion over the one lap barriers Felix Sanchez, who occasionally dabbles with the flat 400m, in fourth (45.22). Second was USA’s Corey Nelson.

The thin air of Mexico City’s altitude put paid to many star hopes in the distance events in 1968, most notably those of the multiple World record holder Ron Clarke, and tonight it took it’s toll again.

The women’s 1500m which begun the international section of the track programme at 7.30pm local time, boasted the reigning Olympic champion Nouria Merah-Benida of Algeria, and USA’s Regina Jacobs, whose World Indoor record of 3:59.98 was the surprise of last winter’s season. However, the pre-race billing seemed to stand for nothing with just 200 metres of the race remaining.

The race at that point was led by local athlete Maria Dulce Rodriguez, with the Olympic champion 50 metres adrift in second, and Jacobs languishing way off the pace. The thin air had certainly done its trick with the American’s hopes, and even a Mexican victory looked in the bag until Merah-Benida (4:26.59) caught Rodriguez (4:26.63) on the line, after a blistering last 100 metres. Jacobs was fifth (4:38.04).

The men’s ‘metric’mile was not as dramatic, though it was won by Kenya’s Enock Koech (3:44.98) from his compatriot, the Olympic champion Noah Ngeny (3:44.99) in a narrow finish line dip. The 3000m also produced a Kenyan victory with a 8:04.21 clocking for Shadrock Kosgei.

Jackie Edwards of the Bahamas won the women’s Long Jump with a 6.49m leap, and World Champion Hestrie Cloete won the High Jump with a clearance of 1.96m.

USA’s Miquel Pate took a classy men’s Long Jump, winning with 8.46m (no wind reading) on the very runway that Bob Beamon exploded to his legendary 8.90m World record win at the 1968 Olympics. Second was Kareem Streete-Thompson 8.15m and Savante Stringfellow was third in 8.10m. Pate’s mark ties the current world season’s lead of Stringfellow.

Leading results


100: N Macrozonaris (Canada) 10.03, 2, T Montgomery (US) 10.04, 3, J Drummond (US) 10.07, 4, C Miller (US) 10.07, 5, E Uchenna (Nig) 10.19, 6, D Campbell (GB) 10.24, T Douglas (Holland)10.47.

200: C Miller (US) 20.13, 2, E Uchenna (Nig) 20.40, 3, D Campbell (GB) 20.50, 4, T Douglas (Holland) 20.72, 5, B William (US) 20.87, 6,J Baulch (GB) 20.95.

400: D Brew (US) 44.83, 2, C Nelson (US) 45.00, 3, A Moncur (Bahamas) 45.00, 4, F Sanchez (Dom Rep) 45.22, 5, Z Szegelet (Hungary) 45.67, 6, M Elias (GB) 46.03, 7, A Cardenas (Mex) 46.34, 8, O Juanz (Mex) 47.13.

1500: E Koech (Ken) 3:44.98, 2, N Ngeny (Ken) 3:44.99, 3, M Too (Ken) 3:47.80, 4, J Higuero (Spain) 3:48.79, 5, D Lelei (Ken) 3:49.57, 6, J Barrios (Mex) 3:53.40.

3000: S Kosgei (Ken) 8:04.21, 2, T Vega (Mex) 8:06.47, 3, E Ketter (Ken) 8:06.62

110H: A Johnson (US) 13.42, 2, D Ross (US) 13.43, 3, R Bramlett (US) 13.47, 4, S Bownes (S Afr) 13.64, 5, D Dorival (Haiti) 13.68, 6, J Nsenga (Belgium) 13.68, 7, T Reese (US) 14.33.

LJ: M Pate (US) 8.46, K Streete-Thompson (US) 8.15, 3, S Stringfellow (US) 8.10, 4, I Gaisah (Ghana) 8.08, 5, B Tudor (Romania) 7.51, 6, T Dias (Brazil)


100: C Gaines(US) 11.02, 2, D Ferguson (Bahamas) 11.13, 3, L Jenkins (US) 11.21, 4, I Miller (US) 11.30, 5, E Ojokolo (Nig) 11.43, 6, J Campbell (Jam) 11.54, 7, I Tirlea (Rom) 11.58, 8, M Nku (Nig) 11.59.

200: A Felix (US) 22.11 (World jun record), 2, L Jenkins (US) 22.31, 3, K White (US) 22.33, 4, D Washington (US) 22.89, 5, M Nku (Nig) 23.42, 6, E Ojokolo (Nig) 23.79.

300: A Guevara (Mex) 35.30 (World best perf), 2, I Tirlea (Rom) 36.20, 3, C Freeman (Aus) 36.42, 4, M Hennagan (US) 36.79, 5, B Petrahn (Hungary) 37.43, 6, C Murphy (GB) 37.72, 7, T Bass (US) 38.41, 8, M Gonzalez (Mex) 39.16.

1500: N Merah-Benida (Alg) 4:26.59, 2, D Rodriguez (Mex) 4:26.63, 3, M Hyman (Jam) 4:29.33, 4, S Schwald (US) 4:32.29; 5, R Jacobs (US) 4:38.04, 6, M Perez (Mex) 4:38.20.

High Jump: H Cloethe (S Afr) 1.96, 2, D Rath (Ger) 1.93, 3eq, I Jones (US)/G Wentland(US) 1.90, 5, N Forrester (US) 1.90, 6, M Iagar (Rom) 1.85, 7, E Herzenberg (Ger) 1.80, 8, R Rifka (Mex) 1.80.

Long Jump: J Edwards (Bahamas) 6.49, 2, Y Bustamante (Mex) 6.32, 3, A Sawyer (US) 6.29, 4, B Glenn (US) 6.18, 5, S Walker (US) 6.14, 6, L Pruteanu (Rom) 6.09.


I reckon the last white male to win a significant race was Damien Marsh another aussie when he won the GP final in 10.13 from lane one in 1995.

He beat basically everyone in that race.

Not to pee on the parade, but the title of this thread is ‘off-color’…If one made reference to a black boy, one would be insensitive…sorry, just my two cents.

Can we drop the colour thing already? Who cares what colour he is.

Sorry, don’t mean to be bitter towards anyone in particular, but the title of this thread just irritates me. Why don’t we focus on Macrazonaris’ training instead of his colour? I have seen clips of him training and they always seem to show him with elastic bands attached to his feet while he goes through sprinting motions. What’s up with that?


Macrozonaris - the man who stunned Montgomery
Tuesday 13 May 2003
After his stunning victory over Tim Montgomery in Mexico City on 3 May, Canadian sprinter Nicolas Macrozonaris returned home to a hero’s welcome.

The 22 year-old Montrealer, an admitted prodigy of 1999 World Championships silver medallist Bruny Surin, had made headline news across the country for his dramatic defeat of World 100m record holder Tim Montgomery.

Thrust into the spotlight, the sprinter has found the constant media attention such a distraction, that he and coach Daniel St Hilaire plan a ten day training camp in Miami this week to avoid the pressure.

Canadians are lamenting the dearth of quality sprinters since Surin and Donovan Bailey retired two years ago. Macrozonaris’ 100m time of 10.03, has therefore awakened the imagination. Whether this is the young man to rescue Canadian sprinting remains to be seen, but there is much to be positive about his performance.

“My coach and I didn’t even touch the speed component before Mexico,” he reveals, “It was basically a lot of base work. So we were surprised with the time.”

“I came off the blocks and normally you see motion beside you or in front of you but this time I came off pretty good. But then at forty metres I made the mistake that a lot of sprinters make - I started asking myself questions. I got excited and then I broke down. The last twenty metres it was awful, I was so tight.”

Prior to his Mexican visit Macrozonaris’ 100m personal best was 10.19, which he ran in the 2000 Canadian Olympic trials at the age of 19. Since then he has been one of a few promising sprinters quietly toiling away all but forgotten. Nagging injuries inhibited his performance at this year’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. He couldn’t make the 60m final, which makes his current form even more remarkable.

Since his breakthrough at 2,200m above sea level, doors are already opening. His agent of three months, Federico Rosa, reports a full slate of top class competition against the likes of Montgomery, Maurice Greene etc…awaits him. This could be the most valuable payback. The financial prospects are also noteworthy.

“Right now I am a full time athlete. Before, I was taking computer classes but I had to drop them because I was always traveling,” he explains. “I didn’t get any prize money in Mexico because it is a new meet. I did get some appearance money - a little. I’m getting out of a vicious circle its tough. Knowing I can make some money unloads a lot of pressure from my shoulders.”

Macrozonaris lives in a one bedroom apartment and like many Canadian athletes lives modestly off the Sport Canada stipends which amount to less than $1000 US a month. At the moment he has no sponsors a situation that Bruny Surin, who is acting as his Canadian marketing agent, expects to rectify in the coming weeks.

“We are having talks with some people who are serious about sponsoring Nic,” says Surin, who thought he was the victim of a joke when informed of Macrozonaris’ victory.

“I wasn’t surprised with the time. I was surprised that he ran it so early in the year plus beating all those guys Montgomery, Jon Drummond and Coby Miller. I was shocked. When he hadn’t called me at 10 o’clock I went to a website and read ‘Macro beats Montgomery’ and I thought who made this joke? I checked my cell phone messages and a friend called to say Nic had won the race. I was shocked.”

Typical of the naiveté of the young man he will not allow Surin to give out his cell phone number. But anyone with call display on their phones can immediately track it. And he still cannot digest the fact that the World 100m record holder actually walked over to congratulate him following their race.

While nobody would find fault with Macrozonaris if he allowed himself to be swept up in all the hype, he is finding Surin’s incredible experience helps put things in perspective. To that end he is not taking anything for granted, including a place in the World Championships final this August.

“I am focusing on a few goals for the outdoor season. I want to be consistent, I would like to run the 100m and 200m at the Canadian Championships, and possibly win both,” he says. “And I would like to run another personal best. I cannot get carried away with the time. It’s 10.03 at the beginning of the season but I must do it when it counts and that is the World Championships.”