Why is the world in love with Christophe Lemaitre?
I hope it’s because he represents fresh, raw, young talent and not because of the colour of his skin. If you watch his Rome 100 meter race against Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, Christophe Lemaitre actually stays beside Bolt up until the final 10 meters.
This guy is good.
In the video below, courtesy of Yahoo! Eurosport UK, he explains How to Run the 100 meters. It’s not the most technical explanation, but a good overview if you have 3 and half minutes to spare. Or, if you are simply a Christophe Lemaitre fan.
Notice he does NOT do the traditional pre-race routine with the leg kicking going-backwards into the blocks like the pre-race routine in most sprinters (including JW). He just steps over his blocks, and gets into the pedals.