1 Smith, Calvin SR Florida 44.81
2 Gay, Tyson Adidas 44.89
3 Quow, Renny Adidas 45.34
4 McQuay, Tony FR Florida 45.37
5 Solomon, Jarin Trinidad 46.77
6 Cleare, Aaron Bahamas 47.94
7 Obeng, Kwasi SR Kentucky 48.17
8 Chelala, Angel Unattached 48.24
Damn! Gonna be a hot summer.
gay pr every year now? wow lol
Wow, looks like he has been taking a cue from the Jamaican’s and starting with 400’s, looks like hot times this summer like RB34 said,
I hope his groin is well recovered-I want to see him push bolt to the limit.
It’s going to be crunk this summer
I posted a video link in the In The News section.
That sure is an impressive run from Tyson, but last year Asafa ran a massive 400m PB early in the year and then had his first ever season without a 100m PB.
I guess Bolt will bomb out this season also if we use your formula.
He was also hurt. He ran 400m PBs early in the season in other years and ran just splendidly.
He also had injuries during most of the previous seasons. In 2008 he couldn’t compete until late June due to a severe pec tear, yet ran 9.72 two months later. In 2009 he was sidelined by injury until late May and only reached a SB of 9.82. His 400m times before 2009 do not compare at all to the 2009 PB (45.94 in 2009 vs. his previous PB of 47.17 from 2007). If a significant 400m PB for a 100/200 sprinter is due to improved speed (and thus a better speed reserve) you can expect good performances from them over the rest of the season. If it is due to an increased focus on overdistance work, intensive tempo, etc., however, it may actually be detrimental to performances over shorter distances.
Why? Because of a timing error for a 400m relay split?
BTW: I never said anyone will bomb out due to an improved 400m performance, only that a great 400m does not necessarily translate to great performances over the shorter distances.
Glad to hear that a PEC tear is equivalent and similar to a really bad ankle sprain.
In 2009 he was sidelined by injury until late May and only reached a SB of 9.82. His 400m times before 2009 do not compare at all to the 2009 PB (45.94 in 2009 vs. his previous PB of 47.17 from 2007). If a significant 400m PB for a 100/200 sprinter is due to improved speed (and thus a better speed reserve) you can expect good performances from them over the rest of the season. If it is due to an increased focus on overdistance work, intensive tempo, etc., however, it may actually be detrimental to performances over shorter distances.
Good to hear an upper body injury is more significant than an ankle injury that lingered longer. I think Charlie even commented that the pec was still an issue (to an extent) in 2009 along with the ankle on top of it.
Pec tear was huge and required surgery, prob leading to the ankle issues that plagued him the following year
I wonder where that ranks Gay on a list of 100, 200 & 400m all-rounders?
Has he taken over from Michael with this 400m added to his freaky 100m plus his best 200m times?
Bolt Gay Johnson
100 9.58 9.69 10.09
200 19.19 19.58 19.32
400 45.28 44.89 43.18
TOTAL 74.05 74.16 72.59
who is this Bolt guy? forgot about him :o
Oh well, he’s coming out over 100m in Daegu shortly (early May) so that should prompt my memory - must have Old Timers’ Disease
The way you’ve added it puts more emphasis on the 200m, and more emphasis again on the 400m.
To compare fairly, 4x100m + 2x200m + 400m is a better representation.
They get totals of
Very close between Bolt/MJ, and Gay not that far back on average over 1200m total distance (5/100th per 100m).
yeah I was thinking that after I posted it. Mind you I’m sure MJ would argue that way is best
Do we know who is coaching Gay at the moment or the athletes he is training with? A mate of mine in Canada heard that he was working under Bobby Kersee out in Cali…anyone confirm this? May explain the improved performance (or willingness to run) over the 1/4 mile
Based upon the IAAF Outdoor Scoring Tables, Gay now ranks third behind Bolt and Johnson when their personal bests are combined. Bolt is the leader with 3893 points (1374+1356+1163), followed by Johnson with 3817 (1182+1335+1300), and Gay with 3813 (1332+1293+1188).