I woke up this morning checking the NCAA 100m times.
I do have a vested interest in it as I am following my fellow Canadians, Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown. Who knows, with 2 world class sprinters, maybe we can get back to the glory days of 1996 of the 4x100m relay?
Was I dreaming?
5 men under 10.00 seconds?
Okay, I realize it was an illegal wind, but those guys actually run those times, both biomechanics and physics wise. Their bodies now know how it feels to run those superior times. Let’s hope the muscle memory can store it “somewhere” and pull it out when it matters next (i.e. Olympics? World Champs?)
So not to take anything away from these performances, I quickly used the famous Jonas Mureika wind calculator, and discovered the advantage of a +2.0 wind was 0.09-0.10 seconds in a 100m sprint. And a +2.7 wind was 0.12-0.13 seconds. (The calculator also adjusts altitude performances)
How does it stack up now?
(updated chart, thanks Ian Graham for the heads up)
Here is that race on YouTube: