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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Worlds, Day 6 -- OMFG!

Unbe-f**king-believable, part II.
SI's Tim Layden weighs in.
Bolt has the longest stride of any sprinter in history and he turns it over like someone six to eight inches shorter than he is. He has a freaky combination of skills; it's like if you had Shaq and Chris Paul in one person -- you're not supposed to be able to do that in the same body.

Recaps: Let's Run morning info / World-Track / IAAF

Schedule / Preview
TV: Versus, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Web:, 3:10 AM (50k walk), 10:55 AM (evening session); IAAF Radio, 11 AM
Highlights: M 400, W 200, M High Jump, W Discus

My thoughts on the sixth day of the worlds...

I still can't say anything new about Bolt, so I won't try.

Based on times in his wake, I'd say this Berlin track is very, very fast.

Versus/NBC is getting better at doing field events live in between running events, but they're still missing huge stories. Trey Hardee is a new star, and he essentially clinched the decathlon title with three javelin PRs in a row. Not a single one made the screen. And while the very-fascinating women's high jump competition was covered more or less in real-time, the key moments were missed.

I got a bronze out of Ariane Friedrich in the fantasy league. I dropped Paula Radcliffe, because she dropped out of the marathon, and picked up Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie in the 200.

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