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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




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    slaw wrote: View Post
    I feel pretty confident in saying that most, if not all, of the sprinters are doing something. Track is basically a test of which athletes can do the best drugs and not get caught in the process. The women look like men and the men look like comic book superheroes.
    Though not a sprinter, Colleen Quigley is a world class 1500 m runner who doubles as a super model.

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    Bendit wrote: View Post
    Gatlin, Tyson & Powell have all failed drug tests before.....and they look like they are still on something. I dont think Andre can now compete with Bolt but I hope he beats those other guys. He looks like a middle distance runner (physique) compared to the others. He'll be right there once he bulks up some.
    I feel pretty confident in saying that most, if not all, of the sprinters are doing something. Track is basically a test of which athletes can do the best drugs and not get caught in the process. The women look like men and the men look like comic book superheroes.

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    Joey wrote: View Post
    Should totally be the team name of the Canadian Race Walking team ... haha Because I assume they're White ... is that racist of me?
    As it turns out Benjamin Thorne of Canada won the bronze medal 20km race earlier today, a bit of a surprise medalist from what the announcers were saying.

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    Bolt wins the finals of WC. Bronze for Andre!

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    De Grasse finished even with Bolt in the 100m World Championship semi final this morning. Bolt struggled out of the gate and would gave no part of DeGrasse's attempt at a high five right after the race.

    The 100m final goes at 9:15 am EDT (about an hour from now). Gatlin looks like the favorite right now.

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  • Bendit
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    Gatlin, Tyson & Powell have all failed drug tests before.....and they look like they are still on something. I dont think Andre can now compete with Bolt but I hope he beats those other guys. He looks like a middle distance runner (physique) compared to the others. He'll be right there once he bulks up some.

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    Only 5 days to go until the World Track and Field championships in Beijing. The men's 100M is in the very first session with the first round going at 12:40 am EDT Saturday and the second round heats starting at 7:20 am EDT Saturday.

    All the alpha dogs of men's sprints will be there including Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse.

    Official website: http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaa...-championships

    Article on Andre De Grasse and the role of being the underdog: http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaa...se-100m-4x100m
    Last edited by stretch; Mon Aug 17th, 2015, 09:54 AM.

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

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