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By now, the world has watched and digested the video footage from the great Manchester 150.
The splits en route were 9.90 for the first 100 meters, and 8.72 for the last 100m.
Any 5th grader can deduct the following:
- 0-50m = 5.63
- 50-100m = 4.27
- 100-150m = 4.45
This is in contrast to Donovan Bailey’s 1997 indoor splits of 5.74 (with a 0.171 reaction time), 10.24 at 100m, and 14.99 for 150m. Or, 5.74, 4.50, 4.75 per 50 meter segment.
You really can’t compare apples or oranges, or in this case, a 150m on a curved track versus an outdoor temporary straightaway in non-ideal temperatures.
But the International Association of Athletics Federations will ratify this event as an official “World Best”
One thing is certain… he annihilated the competition again. Britain’s Marlon Devonish was second in 15.07sec.
Plus, Usain Bolt put the “fun” back into Track and Field, and it’s good for the sport.