Last Updated on November 17, 2012 by Jimson Lee
What do you get when you have Usain Bolt as a teammate, Glen Mills as the head coach with former 400 meter Olympian Bert Cameron as a coach? Coupled that with being a taller than average height for a sprinter (1.90m or 6 foot 3 inches)?
Ecco Jermaine Gonzales…
Jermaine Gonzales ran 44.63 last Friday at the Paris Diamond League and with Jeremy Wariner absent, he had the preferential lane 5 with fellow Jamaican Ricardo Chambers in lane 6 in front of him.
This is how you run the 400 meters, Hard and fast and relaxed for the first 200m, especially from 100m to 200m.
At the Monaco Diamond League, they ran 44.40 and 44.53 respectively. It’s unusual seeing the top 4 spots occupied by Caribbean countries and not the traditional USA.
Even if they tied up and lost in the final 100 meters, I still would have the utmost respect for these guys as I love the execution of the race. You have to get out hard for the first 200 meters and you really have to work harder on the 3rd 100 meter segment on the curve.
Here is the video on YouTube:
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.
I have one question for Sr Jimson Lee.
Yesterday in the race in Montecarlo 200m Tyson Gay made good time 19.72 although with very bad tecnique and running in general with a lot of errors(but with big potence of course).
I think that Gay made about 10.2 in 100m seeing the video and Yohan Blake about 10.4
So the last 100 m of Gay would be about 9.5 and Blake perhaps about 9.4 or few less.
I would like know if Sr lee has these times exactly and i would like know what time IN THEORY would make Blake in a better line running like yesterday. Blake ran in horrible line 8(perhaps 0.1-0.2 better??).
Jimson Lee says
Here is the video of the 200m.
Based on the video, it looks like Tyson split is 10.1/10.2 and Blake 10.3/10.4
I feel Lane 8 is always the fastest Lane because the curve is wider and resembles more of a straight line than Lane 1.
Sr Jimson Lee of course line 8 is the curve is wider but is horrible but reference with other runners, so line 4-6 usually i think that is better, so for you with reference to Gay in a better line, probably Blake would make better that 9.78 true?