12 years ago today - Bolt chases down Powell 9.77 to 9.83 into a -1.3 Wind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG3l9S-A8-s

Bolt races to an incredible 9.77 (14 days after Relay Final) after a slow r/t and a stumble early (2nd step too far behnd*his COG) in the race to chase down a very game and now sharp and leaner Powell, who runs a 9.83. 9.75/9.76 Basic.*

We all know what Bolt did in the weeks leading to this race.

Powell was injured late in 2007 running the 200 in miserable conditions-Groin. CF called it.*

Late April 2008 - AP injured his Pec training away from his Coach. An injury that required surgery. Another easily avoidable injury and he does not race again til the JAM trials bc of it.*

Sep. 2 3 days before AP raced to his PB of 9.72 (9.75/76 Basic) Same as his 9.83.11 and 12 days before that, he ran the anchor leg on the Relay. 120s which points to the same time or maybe just a little faster.*

5-6 days before that-AP has nothing left for the Final. Not enough time training under his belt, not managing rounds that well, etc.*


Had the 1988 OLY been held in Aug. BJ would have struggled as well. He ran 10.00 about 40 days before the Games in Zurich. HIs start and speed were there but not his fitness, speed endurance. Oh, and he weighed 7 lbs over his ideal weight. CF would have cursed anyone out who would have suggested to him that Ben needed a Mental Coach for Mental toughness or aka Psychologist lmao.*