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Usain Bolt at the Aviva London Grand Prix Video
How fast will Usain Bolt run?
His past performances in Manchester, Toronto, Lausanne and Paris were all in less than ideal conditions for world records, notably, rain and headwind.
It’s pretty scary to think a 9.79 and 19.59 were set in non-perfect conditions. And his reaction times were mediocre at best.
Tyson Gay’s 9.77 in Rome (in ideal conditions!) is currently the World Leader.
Aviva London Grand Prix
This is a two day format, something Michael Johnson and I had suggested to improve the Track and Field (Athletics) viewing audience. By compressing the coverage down to 2 to 2.5 hours, it keeps the attention of the spectators. This is unlike baseball or American football where food and drink concessions stands make a huge profit on a 3-4 hour event. Remember the 6 dollar hot-dog at Toronto Skydome?
UPDATE: Here is the latest Video of Usain Bolt in London, courtesy of YouTube.
UPDATE: Will this guy ever get a break? Or the fans? He runs a 9.91 with a -1.7 headwind. That’s equivalent to a 9.7ish under normal conditions
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.