Last Updated on November 17, 2012 by Jimson Lee
Lerone Clark of Jamaica, the runner up the the 100 yard race in Ostrava, won the 100 meters at the Commonwealth Games in 10.12. YouTube video here.
So now with the Commonwealth Games behind us, we can now reflect on the 2010 season.
People talk about how great the Rieti track is for 800 meters, but also for the 100 meters. Just ask Asafa Powell.
I’m looking back at 2009 WC in Berlin, as both races (2009 WC and the 2010 Rieti meeting) had a wind of +0.9 m/s
Two races, two same wind conditions, two superior tracks for sprinting.
Let’s compare the two… 5 sub 10 sec performances, with the 7th place finisher in 10.00 flat! Imagine running 10 flat and coming in 7th! Ouch!
So do you think the Rieti 100 meter race was the best 100m race of the 2010 year?
All I can say is Jamaica sure has a stacked 4x100m relay squad with Bolt, Powell, Carter, Frater, Forsythe and now Clark!
In case you missed it, here is the video on YouTube:
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.
So have we forgotten so quickly about Tyson Gay’s 9.78 in London??? Which was done into a 0.4 headwind in less than favorable conditions, when Nesta’s was done in close to perfect conditions with a tailwind of 0.9. In addtion, Rieti’s altitude is much higher than London’s
Tyson Gay’s 9.78 is clearly superior to that of Nesta Carter’s hands down. So the answer is NO. The Rieti 100m is NOT the best of 2010 unless we blatantly ignore Tyson Gay’s run
Jimson Lee says
@Nathanial – I guess I was referring to the overall field quality… Blake ran 9.89 and Thompason ran 10.05 for 3rd.
Ok, but I would still take into account overall conditions. So I still say NO
u forgot blake for the jamaican 4×100 squad! xP