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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:04 pm

I swear bolt is afraid to run as fast as possible. He always seems to back of at the end. would liked to have seen what time he could have done then if he didn't pull back and celebrate a few metres from the line.

I knew he would win today. When u compare their 200m semis u can clearly see bolt if just easing through the last 100m whilst gatlin only let off for the last few metres.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Harry Ellis » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:07 pm

'Bolt is the greatest'
Men's 200m final

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"Two golds for Bolt. He's too good for Gatlin. Silver for the American. Bolt won it in the first 200 metres. Out well and there was no way Gatlin was going to close that down.

"Resurrecting a performance like that from a season he has had shows Usain Bolt is the greatest."

:lol: :fp:

Sad to see Christine lose but at least she was beaten by Allyson Felix :wub:

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Floex » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:59 pm


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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Eighthours » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:34 pm

Nice to be able to say again: strawberry float you, Gatlin, you cheating banana split.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Captain Kinopio » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:35 pm

Floex wrote:


:fp:

Clumsy strawberry float, thank goodness Bolt doesn't rely on his legs to earn a living.


This is a good discussion on the Gatlin issue, Johnson makes a good point about the whole 2 times a cheat thing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/34075035

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Floex » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:37 pm

Tbf, riding on a Segway while filming takes some skill.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Captain Kinopio » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:41 pm

Then you should probably be mindful of doing it so close to people who's living is the fitness of their bodies

EDIT: Where has this Dina Asher Smith girl come from, she's amazing. When was the last time we had a genuinely world class female sprinter?

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Harry Ellis » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:09 pm

Dina ran really well to get the British record.

Dafne Schippers though, 3rd fastest ever. :o

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Lotus » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:19 pm

Drumstick wrote:Dafne Schippers though, 3rd fastest ever. :o

Schippers :datass:

3rd fastest, but 2nd fastest was by a known doper, and the fastest by a suspected doper. Great performance.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:05 pm

Mo does it again :lol:

Making himself Britain's greatest ever athlete.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Peter Crisp » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:31 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Can we knight Michael Johnson :wub: he was just talking about the 400m final and then his World Record on the BBC and he is such a strawberry floating dude :wub:


Yep, he really does seem like a nice guy and a fantastic commentator.
I hope he stays with the BBC as he clearly has a good relationship with the others on the team.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Momentous Mo
by Starbreaker » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:44 pm

Fantastic from Farah for the umpteenth time. He just seems to be able to make the result a certainty every time no matter how far back he is. I actually thought this time he'd met his match - the commonwealth champion was clearly giving it everything - and he just strolled past. To go from three metres behind with 130 to go to winning by two seconds is just....flabberghasting. Utterly superb.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Momentous Mo
by Harry Ellis » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:39 pm

Oh Mo, absolutely awe inspiring. He's surely moved into Redgrave territory now, his name has to be up there in the pantheon of Britain's greatest athletes.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Momentous Mo
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:53 pm

Drumstick wrote:Oh Mo, absolutely awe inspiring. He's surely moved into Redgrave territory now, his name has to be up there in the pantheon of Britain's greatest athletes.


Despite what I said above, I think he needs to go a bit longer and maybe get a WR.

He's amazing but his main success so far covers just 3 years, that's not even an Olympic cycle.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Momentous Mo
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:04 pm

4x400 on now, I like these ladies posing :lol:

"Athletics has jumped the shark" :lol:

Edit: Americans :lol: Talk about one woman team, Alison Felix was the only one that bothered, she caught and overtook the Jamaican who started 50m ahead of her :shock:

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: 4x400m Now!
by Lotus » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:15 pm

Allyson Felix :datass:

Nice bronze for our ladies.

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: 4x400m Now!
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:16 pm

Lotus wrote:Allyson Felix :datass:

Nice bronze for our ladies.


She was barely a tenth off the world record for her split :datass:

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: 4x400m Now!
by Lotus » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:26 pm

strawberry floating hell, this posing bullshit. :lol: :fp:

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: 4x400m Now!
by Lotus » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:37 pm

Great from Rooney, another good bronze. 8-)

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: 4x400m Now!
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:37 pm

That Jamaican guy down the back straight :lol:

One of the funniest things I've seen in a relay race ever :lol: :lol: :lol:


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