Mike Rodgers should be getting all the attention with a dual sub-6.50 60 meter dash indoors, as he ran 6.49 and 6.48 in the thin air of Albuquerque (5300ft or 1600m elevation).
But the past weekend had Christophe Lemaitre steal the show with a 6.58 60m performance at the 2011 French Indoor Nationals.
You have to understand, Christophe Lemaitre is headline news in France, just like Matt Shirvington was in Australia during his prime. I don’t know why, perhaps it’s all the hype about a Caucasian runner breaking 10 seconds (been there, done that) , or maybe Caucasian athletes gets better TV coverage. Especially if you have the super good looks of a Shirvington or David Beckham.
Yes, his left arm flails to the side as opposed to his right arm. Not sure why, but my first suspicion is one leg is longer than the other. You will see that common in distance runners like legendary Bill Rodgers. No body is perfectly symmetrical, hence the reason why you should be doing asymmetrical training! (Where is Adarian Barr when you need him?)
1st Christophe Lemaitre, 6.58
2nd Martial M’Bandjock, 6.66
3rd Ronald Pognon, 6.70