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  • Andre De Grasse: Usain Bolt take notice

    In the place dubbed Track Town USA, it was a Canadian who was about to announce himself to the sprinting world.

    On a Friday in June, at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Andre De Grasse, a 20-year-old sprinter from Markham, Ont., representing the University of Southern California was running in the 100- and 200-metre finals.

    He won the 100 in a time of 9.75 seconds. For an encore later that evening, he won the 200 in 19.58 seconds. With a tail wind measured over the legal limit, neither time counted for official records. Had they, De Grasse would have logged one of the three fastest 100-metre sprints of the year. Canada would also have a new national record holder, usurping Donovan Bailey and Bruny Surin and their mark of 9.84 seconds.
    Source: http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/...rack-and-field




  • #2
    Damn. Will he represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics?
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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    • #3
      Very cool!

      He seems like he's got a fairly unique running style as well, with his right arm really pumping compared to the other guys.

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      • #4
        Wish I had tix to the Pan-Am finals! Slacked on the BMX day too, and that's just in my backyard at Centennial Park.
        The Double Champ is here!
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        • #5
          This awesome. Track events are my favorite Summer Olympic events. Remember how much fun it was when Donovan Bailey was on top of the world?

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          • #6
            IAAF World Championships are in Aug. in China. Bolt, Gatlin, and De Grasse will hopefully be there for the sprints.

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            • #7
              Mack North wrote: View Post
              Wish I had tix to the Pan-Am finals! Slacked on the BMX day too, and that's just in my backyard at Centennial Park.
              Is this guy running at the Pan Am Games?

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              • #8
                Joey wrote: View Post
                Is this guy running at the Pan Am Games?
                Yes.

                http://athletics.ca/national-team/at....dElfKxDS.dpbs

                Click on Men's Alphabetical.

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                • #9
                  stretch wrote: View Post
                  Touche. Hah Thanks for the link man! Good to see "Race Walking" is still a thing.

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                  • #10
                    Joey wrote: View Post
                    Touche. Hah Thanks for the link man! Good to see "Race Walking" is still a thing.
                    Beware of white walkers!

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                      • #12
                        stretch wrote: View Post
                        Beware of white walkers!
                        Should totally be the team name of the Canadian Race Walking team ... haha Because I assume they're White ... is that racist of me?

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                          • #14
                            De Grasse runs in the Canadian Track and Field championship 100m final in Edmonton tonight at 9:55 EST.

                            Live stream: http://live.athleticscanada.tv/liveactf.html

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                            • #15
                              And he won going away....those were large margins. If he puts on more muscle (without the peds please)....no telling.

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