Last Updated on March 10, 2013 by Jimson Lee
This must be the surprise of the year!
Yohan Blake run a 19.26 200 meters at the 2011 Brussels Diamond League meet.
The wind was + 0.7, and with a pretty bad reaction time of 0.269 sec.
Walter Dix comes second in 19.53.
When Yohan Blake ran back-to-back 100m in 9.82, my guess his potential was a 19.64 +/- 0.2 seconds, so in the 19.44 to 19.84 range.
To run 19.26 just missing the World record of 19.19 is simply a shocker.
This is the kind of race that reminds me of Mike Marsh in the 1992 Olympic semi-final 200 meters. Just run your own race and relax. Relaxation is the key.
Below is the video on YouTube.
What do you think? Legit? Faulty photo-finish equipment? Faulty wind readings a la Flo-Jo?