Bolt’s 200m mark for athletes under 18....has been broken

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  1. Bolt’s 200m mark for athletes under 18....has been broken
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    "Florida teenager Erriyon Knighton toppled Usain Bolt’s 200m mark for athletes under 18 at an American Track League meet on Monday, while world champion Grant Holloway dominated a quality 110m hurdles field.

    Knighton, who turned 17 in January, ran down Olympic 100m favorite Trayvon Bromell to win the 200m in 20.11, shaving 0.02 seconds off Bolt’s 2003 time.

    Knighton chose to turn professional while a junior at Tampa Hillsborough High School. Bromell, the year’s fastest at 9.88 in the 100m, finished second in 20.20, his best since 2015. Knighton is qualified to race at the US Olympic trials that start in two weeks at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. He is younger than any US Olympic male track and field athlete since miler Jim Ryun in 1964"

    This kid only started sprinting as a freshman after his football coach asked him to join the track team. He was a WR being recruited by Florida, FSU, and Alabama. He's unlikely to make the Olympic team this year but if he keeps up, he has a path to break Bolt's WR's.
     
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    I was at the Coliseum in 65 to see Ryun, just out of high school, beat Kipchoge Keino. Ryun was one of my alltime favorites. He had bad racing luck in both Olympics.
     
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    Are these numbers due to natural human abilities or the workings of laboratory cocktails? will we hear 5/10 years from now how some NEW cocktails not yet detectable were helping create the numbers,,,

    I believe it was Ben Johnson who said, I GOT CAUGHT BECAUSE I RAN FOR CANADA AND NOT AMERICA, something along those lines.
    I know, I know I'm always the party pooper.
     
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    Ben Johnson...
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    Erriyon Knighton...
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    Johnson has also said he doesn't believe he was positive at one race, that his sample was tainted by Carl Lewis' camp. Sure, lots of sprinters do juice, not all. Sometimes, it's not necessary to leave your turd in the punch bowl. This kid is an extraordinary talent.
     
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    If Knighton played for USC --- He'd be made a 7th string WR for being too skinny, but the bench would be in no danger of getting cold.
     
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    I remember when I looked like Ben Johnson
     
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    Another Michael Jackson type? I thought I knew ye.
     
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    Wow, kid is very fast. Add Matt Boling = 2 young, future, American stars.

    Shoot, American men's track sprints (100 m, 200 m) are very strong and world class sprinters. Christian Coleman (suspended until May, 2022), Noah Lyles, Michael Norman, Treyvon Bromell, Kenny Bednarek, Marvin Bracy, Fred Kerley, Gravin Gillespie, Terrance Laird, and Justin Gatlin.

    400 m: Michael Norman, Noah Williams, Fred Kerley, Michael Cherry, Bryce Deadmon, Trevor Stewart, Randolph Ross.
     
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    TIL Keen was black and heavily on steroids.
     
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    It’s the way I identify. You have a problem with it?
     
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    Wow, that skinny body running down Trayvon Bromell....you don’t read that very often. Guess it took 200 meters to do it.

    20.11 is incredible for a 17 yr.old kid!

    Brings back memories of the Houston McTear phenomenon in the 70s......
     
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    He has to improve by 5% or about 1 sec to beat Bolt’s WR in the 200m. I thought Bolt was juiced to set his records, but maybe not.
     
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    Juiced out of his eyeballs. It's why he rarely ran events other than Olympics and qualifiers. He cycled brilliantly.
     
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    Here's the video...


    He's gone from 20.33 last August to this last race. The announcers were saying Bromell had a bad first 100...either way Knighton at 6'3", is for real.
     
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    Just about every top Jamaican sprinter, male and female eventually had positive tests. Americans and Canadians too. Marion Jones didn't test positive for years.

    “When people ask me about Bolt, I say he could be the greatest athlete of all time,” Carl Lewis told the Times of London. “But for someone to run 10.03 one year and 9.69 the next, if you don’t question that in a sport that has the reputation it has right now, you’re a fool. Period.”

    If you look at the big names who eventually got caught, they all worked, at one time or another, with well-known roid providers. Bolt worked with Angel Heredia who was a BALCO chemist. I'm not convinced that he was using at 17 or 18 but clearly at some point, he was.
     
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    So goes our collective story where very little is ever NATURALLY PERFORMED! Everything seems to be Doctored in someway or form. The great catches in football thanks to modern technology, try this without GLOVES and truly be impressive receivers.
    Baseball?? TRASH, TRASH, even the balls are doctored to bring about certain results. Every aspect of baseball seems to be by design and we(fans) drink it up like a new born eats what ever mom puts in its mouth...

    You and I eat the MANURE FED TO US daily without question,

    But hey, PLAY BALL!!!!!!!!!!! or better yet FIGHT ON as I send in your direction the famous Trojan sign to make fun of you(make fun of myself,I two am caught in the matrix); just as the Trojans did against their enemies back in the days after cutting of their fingers..
     
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    17 years old and he just ran the fastest 200 time in the Olympic 200 semis at 19.88. The final is tomorrow at 4:52. It's going to be a very tight race with Lyles, Bednarik, and Young in the mix. This kid is fa real.
     
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    Yeah, Knighton is the real deal! Kid has the makeup to eventually take down Bolt’s WR.
     

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