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2020-08-08 3:50:39 PM  
Great race. I really enjoyed seeing him skip with happiness at the end. I hope that becomes a trend.
 
2020-08-08 7:17:17 PM  
Very cool.

He should come to A&M and play 2 sports.
 
2020-08-08 8:54:59 PM  

buttercat: Very cool.

He should come to A&M and play 2 sports.


golf and diving?
 
2020-08-08 8:57:01 PM  
Holy cow. That was damn impressive.
 
2020-08-08 9:04:06 PM  
It took about 2.5 seconds to figure out which runner to watch.  That was impressive.  I'm looking forward to watching what he does in the next few years.
 
2020-08-08 9:28:50 PM  
You can't teach fast.
 
2020-08-08 9:34:57 PM  
So much waste in the last 50.  That young man has a shot at breaking 20 already.

/Usain Bolt's WR is 19.19, if anyone was wondering
 
2020-08-08 9:54:46 PM  
Listen, I don't want to brag all Al Bundy-like, but barring some major Farkup in the past 23 years, I still hold the record for the slowest time in the 800* in my high school's history. Hell, maybe in the history of the OHSAA.

I was a jumper and they made me run for points. I basically walked the first lap and a half and then suddenly broke into a dead sprint for the final 200. That final 200 was also not spectacularly fast.

My track coach was so mad at me. I ran enough that I don't remember how much it was as a punishment.

* 3:40ish for anyone curious
 
2020-08-08 10:10:49 PM  
Fark that's moving for a 16 year old
 
2020-08-08 10:20:30 PM  

holdmybones: Listen, I don't want to brag all Al Bundy-like, but barring some major Farkup in the past 23 years, I still hold the record for the slowest time in the 800* in my high school's history. Hell, maybe in the history of the OHSAA.

I was a jumper and they made me run for points. I basically walked the first lap and a half and then suddenly broke into a dead sprint for the final 200. That final 200 was also not spectacularly fast.

My track coach was so mad at me. I ran enough that I don't remember how much it was as a punishment.

* 3:40ish for anyone curious


Well, for a 40 year old that wouldn't be terrible....
 
2020-08-08 11:30:55 PM  
He's fast, should I buy stonks on him now? What's the buy in?
 
TKM
2020-08-08 11:33:00 PM  
 
2020-08-08 11:33:28 PM  
The pronunciation of his first name is....problematic? Or not?
 
2020-08-09 2:11:40 AM  
Damn
 
2020-08-09 4:52:38 AM  

holdmybones: Listen, I don't want to brag all Al Bundy-like, but barring some major Farkup in the past 23 years, I still hold the record for the slowest time in the 800* in my high school's history. Hell, maybe in the history of the OHSAA.

I was a jumper and they made me run for points. I basically walked the first lap and a half and then suddenly broke into a dead sprint for the final 200. That final 200 was also not spectacularly fast.

My track coach was so mad at me. I ran enough that I don't remember how much it was as a punishment.

* 3:40ish for anyone curious


I did something similar.  I was a sprinter, jumper and hurdles.

Instead of me running the 400m relay, they put a different kid in there and I had to run the 800m and the 2 mile relay that day as well as my regular events.

I just remember guys I'd just beat in the high jump and long jump making fun of me as I walked be them a few times.
 
2020-08-09 7:38:23 AM  

JolobinSmokin: holdmybones: Listen, I don't want to brag all Al Bundy-like, but barring some major Farkup in the past 23 years, I still hold the record for the slowest time in the 800* in my high school's history. Hell, maybe in the history of the OHSAA.

I was a jumper and they made me run for points. I basically walked the first lap and a half and then suddenly broke into a dead sprint for the final 200. That final 200 was also not spectacularly fast.

My track coach was so mad at me. I ran enough that I don't remember how much it was as a punishment.

* 3:40ish for anyone curious

I did something similar.  I was a sprinter, jumper and hurdles.

Instead of me running the 400m relay, they put a different kid in there and I had to run the 800m and the 2 mile relay that day as well as my regular events.

I just remember guys I'd just beat in the high jump and long jump making fun of me as I walked be them a few times.


I'd be done pole vaulting pretty early usually (not a lot of vaulters most meets) and if there were any races between that and the long/high jump that would earn points they'd throw my useless body out there. To your experience, the 2mile relay was a popular one for those points. I would get the baton already over a lap behind. How hard am I expected to work in that situation?

People who can run the 400 and 800 (or their associated relays) are astounding. I could never get the pacing down -not that I tried terribly hard.
 
2020-08-09 9:53:41 AM  

holdmybones: JolobinSmokin: holdmybones: Listen, I don't want to brag all Al Bundy-like, but barring some major Farkup in the past 23 years, I still hold the record for the slowest time in the 800* in my high school's history. Hell, maybe in the history of the OHSAA.

I was a jumper and they made me run for points. I basically walked the first lap and a half and then suddenly broke into a dead sprint for the final 200. That final 200 was also not spectacularly fast.

My track coach was so mad at me. I ran enough that I don't remember how much it was as a punishment.

* 3:40ish for anyone curious

I did something similar.  I was a sprinter, jumper and hurdles.

Instead of me running the 400m relay, they put a different kid in there and I had to run the 800m and the 2 mile relay that day as well as my regular events.

I just remember guys I'd just beat in the high jump and long jump making fun of me as I walked be them a few times.

I'd be done pole vaulting pretty early usually (not a lot of vaulters most meets) and if there were any races between that and the long/high jump that would earn points they'd throw my useless body out there. To your experience, the 2mile relay was a popular one for those points. I would get the baton already over a lap behind. How hard am I expected to work in that situation?

People who can run the 400 and 800 (or their associated relays) are astounding. I could never get the pacing down -not that I tried terribly hard.


I ran the 400m dash and the 1600m relay.   My coach was 300lb and stood in the middle of the infield yelling at us during practice.   Nobody ever taught me how to properly pace for the 400.  Some kids tried to do it as a flat out sprint and would die at the 250m mark.  Others went too slow and were sprinting all out at the last 100m.  In both cases those kids usually came in 6-8th place.

My strategy was to go 90% until the last 100m and then go all out.  The finish line seemed like it would never arrive and I'd collapse at the end almost blacking out.

Good times.
 
2020-08-09 10:47:05 AM  
20.33 would have won the 1960 Olympic gold.....https://www.olympic.org/athl​etics/200m​-men
 
2020-08-09 12:22:30 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: buttercat: Very cool.

He should come to A&M and play 2 sports.

golf and diving?



Pat Henry and his 9 natties say hello.
 
2020-08-09 12:29:58 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: 20.33 would have won the 1960 Olympic gold.....https://www.olympic.org/athle​tics/200m-men



The 1960 olympics track was not exactly state of the art for 2020. I doubt anyone running 20.33 on a modern track would have beat 20.5 on the Rome track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPVdp​J​ZJi-o
 
2020-08-09 2:17:23 PM  

JolobinSmokin: holdmybones: Listen, I don't want to brag all Al Bundy-like, but barring some major Farkup in the past 23 years, I still hold the record for the slowest time in the 800* in my high school's history. Hell, maybe in the history of the OHSAA.

I was a jumper and they made me run for points. I basically walked the first lap and a half and then suddenly broke into a dead sprint for the final 200. That final 200 was also not spectacularly fast.

My track coach was so mad at me. I ran enough that I don't remember how much it was as a punishment.

* 3:40ish for anyone curious

I did something similar.  I was a sprinter, jumper and hurdles.

Instead of me running the 400m relay, they put a different kid in there and I had to run the 800m and the 2 mile relay that day as well as my regular events.

I just remember guys I'd just beat in the high jump and long jump making fun of me as I walked be them a few times.


Sprinter/jumper here. Only once, did coach throw me into an event i didn't belong in, 180 low hurdles, Wisconsin 1976. Thanks to coach listening to the old retired head coach who happened to still teach gym, they both thought it was a great idea since I had shown promise to challenge the school record in the long jump, held by a LJ/hurdler 10 years previous. I had horrible form and finished last;  never again!
Hated running a leg in the then 880 relay, because I'd just be getting to the higher heights in the HJ, and that 220 leg would just fry my legs for the HJ.

/Ran an 880 once in 8th grade; decent but not great sprint speed. Only strategy was let the distance guys set the pace, blew by everybody the last 100 yards. Always wondered what if...
 
2020-08-09 3:23:19 PM  

buttercat: Dead for Tax Reasons: buttercat: Very cool.

He should come to A&M and play 2 sports.

golf and diving?


Pat Henry and his 9 natties say hello.


9 natties?  he drank the other 21 already?
 
2020-08-09 7:07:18 PM  

holdmybones: Listen, I don't want to brag all Al Bundy-like, but barring some major Farkup in the past 23 years, I still hold the record for the slowest time in the 800* in my high school's history. Hell, maybe in the history of the OHSAA.

I was a jumper and they made me run for points. I basically walked the first lap and a half and then suddenly broke into a dead sprint for the final 200. That final 200 was also not spectacularly fast.

My track coach was so mad at me. I ran enough that I don't remember how much it was as a punishment.

* 3:40ish for anyone curious


The 800m is the toughest race in athletics.

Somewhere around the 1 minute mark the body leaves anaerobic and switches to aerobic. And you're barely halfway done at that point at top level competition.  Brutal.

Just like the 200m freestyle is the toughest race in swimming.  Same physiology kicks in.
 
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