Sprintic Magazine

Subscribe to the Sprintic Magazine Newsletter and receive track and field news, articles, training descriptions, photo and video sections updates. We have 1800+ subscribers already!

News




100-metre sprint showdown looms

3 June 2008

By Gene Cherry

The two fastest 100 metres sprinters of all-time could race in Jamaica later this month.

New 100 metres world record holder Usain Bolt will run both the 100 and 200 at the June 27-29 Jamaican Olympic trials in Kingston, his coach said on Sunday.

Among his rivals in the 100 is scheduled to be compatriot Asafa Powell, the world record holder until Bolt clocked 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York on Saturday.

The meeting could be the year's most anticipated 100 metres before the Beijing Olympics in August, although Powell and American world champion Tyson Gay are also due to race in July in London.

Powell and Bolt have run the seven fastest times ever recognised in the event.

Powell has recorded five of them, including the former world record of 9.74 seconds, and the 21-year-old Bolt two but they have never raced over 100 metres.

The lanky Bolt has run times of 9.76, 9.92 and 9.72 seconds within the last month.

"I'll be doubling now (in the Olympics), definitely," Bolt told Reuters in New York after setting the world record.

"I'll be doubling now (in the Olympics), definitely," Bolt told Reuters in New York after setting the world record.

"It is not really his decision to make," the veteran coach told Reuters via telephone from Kingston. "If he wants to, maybe that's his way of telling me."

Mills, who for years had tried to push Bolt towards the 400 metres as his second event, acknowledged that the sprinter would run both the 100 and 200 metres at the Jamaican trials.

Mills, who for years had tried to push Bolt towards the 400 metres as his second event, acknowledged that the sprinter would run both the 100 and 200 metres at the Jamaican trials.

A 200 metres race in Ostrava, Czech Republic on June 12 will be Bolt's only run over the longer distance before the trials, his agent Ricky Simms said.



Bookmark and share this story:

 Facebook

 del.icio.us

 Netscape

 Digg


Complete Speed Training

The FIRST and ONLY All-Inclusive, Step by Step, Speed Development Program to Show You Exactly How to Make Your Athletes Faster and More a Athletic Than the Competition!



DVD #1: Pre Competition
DVD #2: Agility Training
DVD #3: Hardcore Conditioning
DVD #4: High Powered Training
DVD #5: Pure Speed Training


- Quick and easy methods for getting more done in less time so you can focus on the skills specific to your sport.

- Easy to understand and apply strategies for speed development.

- Clear progressions that can be used for beginner and advanced athletes at the same practice.

- Drills and exercises on video so you can see exactly how to perform and teach drills properly.

- Specific instructions detailing how, where and when to use each movement without having “to earn a degree in exercise science or biomechanics”

- Proven sample workouts and programs you can instantly bring to practice – the same day your program arrives


Order Now