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    Re: Ben Johnson Zurich 1987 9.97 -1.2W

    R. Stewart progressed like Borzov-late 60s to early 70s. It's not something I have seen in other sprinters in the 70s, 80's and early 90s.
    Mo came along and took it to a whole New Level.

    It's Sprinting 101 now, sure. Back then, most sprinters did not progress like that.

    It would be cool as shit to be able to measure the Horizontal - effective force in the first couple of steps across all the all-time bests.
    Coleman, Johnson (2nd step) Bolt.

    Borzov with his decline sprints lol but I get it. It's a speed/coordination thing.
    It's def a skill that few have ever mastered.
    Too land far behind one's COG and be able to fire off in such a short time...
    Seems like everyone only want to add resistance to practice their starts.

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    Re: Ben Johnson Zurich 1987 9.97 -1.2W

    My money is on Coleman for the first two steps re:Horizontal.
    Intitial Block Clearance...No one even comes close to BJ.
    Turbo boost at 30m to boot.

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    Re: Ben Johnson Zurich 1987 9.97 -1.2W

    My opinion here but I would bet lots of Charlie's methods of coaching have been dismissed due to the scandal surrounding 1988.

    We might refer to this as " throwing the baby out with the bath water".

    Most of the significant sprint successes post 1988 can be tied directly or indirectly to the accomplishments and force behind what Charlie created and spent his career building.

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    Re: Ben Johnson Zurich 1987 9.97 -1.2W

    I was Referring to the “Drive phase” looking type sprinters.
    Ben was getting better/faster every single year for more than a decade.
    That will never be duplicated again imo.
    Great team they were. CF and BJ.

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    Re: Ben Johnson Zurich 1987 9.97 -1.2W

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Coon View Post
    My opinion here but I would bet lots of Charlie's methods of coaching have been dismissed due to the scandal surrounding 1988.

    We might refer to this as " throwing the baby out with the bath water".

    Most of the significant sprint successes post 1988 can be tied directly or indirectly to the accomplishments and force behind what Charlie created and spent his career building.

    No doubt. Stu is one of those guys.

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    Re: Ben Johnson Zurich 1987 9.97 -1.2W

    1987 Women’s Race

    https://youtu.be/kmpZpcSzlNI

    Ang Iss, ftw.

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