Archive for février 2009

Fabio CERUTTI aura été analysé



La video de ses 6.55 (record national égalé) en demi-finale des Championnats d’Italie en salle

La video de ses 10.13 en 2008 avec un départ controversé


Gerald PHIRI aura été présenté


Who is Gerald Phiri? That’s today’s question. You might know him as the reigning Big 12 Outdoor 100 and 200m champion but… where in the world did the Texas A&M sophomore come from? You might say England, but that’s not exactly correct. Another question on people’s mind is, what country will he compete for internationally? Learn that answer and much more about Gerald on this Episode of the Trackshark Podcast only on

Veronica CAMPBELL-BROWN aura été honorée


Marie-José PEREC on French crisis


Sherone SIMPSON aura soigné son genou


QUOTES « It’s (the knee injury) coming on very good » […] « I’m really taking it slowly though, keeping my fingers crossed and hopefully I’ll be able to compete at the Trials to get a spot in the 100 metres for the World Championships in Berlin » […] « I had to replace cartilage, » Simpson explained, indicating that she competed with the damaged knee during the Beijing Olympics where she finished joint-second with compatriot Kerron Stewart in the 100m, won by another Jamaican, Shelly-Ann Fraser, in 10.78 seconds. […] « Definitely I’ll have to do a meet before the Trials just to get a little run before, but my coach and I are just taking it slowly and just hoping that I can run at the Trials, » she reasoned.

Muriel HURTIS aura tourné la page


QUOTE Muriel Hurtis ne veut pas aller contre sa nature et perdre de l’énergie en entamant des procédures judiciaires : « Je sais qu’il n’y aura pas d’issue, jusqu’à présent je n’envisageais pas de quitter Jacques Piasenta, maintenant je me résous à cette option, la page est presque tournée. »

Usain BOLT 45.54 analysis


Usain Bolt ran the 19th 400m of his career in 45.54 on Saturday 21 February.

The race

Bolt Wins
QUOTE He slumped to the ground after the race and was swarmed by a crowd of officials including medical personnel, who helped him stretch and rub his hamstring.

Intermediate times from the video (these are not hand time but my estimated electric times rounded to the nearest tenth).
100m 10.9
200m 21.6 (10.7)
300m 33.0 (11.4)
400m 45.54 (12.5) (21.6 + 23.9)

The model for 45.5, adapted from Moravec (TCH) and Schaffer (GDR) tempo tables :
100m 11.3-11.4
200m 21.8-21.9 (10.5)
300m 33.0-33.1 (11.2)
400m 45.5 (12.4-12.5) (21.8-21.9 + 23.7-23.6)

Bolt obviously went out too fast (10.9 leads to 44.0 according to Schaffer) BUT a 45.5 performer usually has a 10.4/20.8 background at 100m and 200m (from Letzelter). In August, Bolt’s level was 9.6 (rounded down because of the deceleration during the 9.69) /19.2 (19.30 was run against wind) but it’s difficult to estimate his current shape. From the shape of his training partner Yohan Blake (20.60), i guess Bolt is worth around 10.0 and 20.0 (which is awsome, assuming he resume serious training after Xmas, according to coach Mills). This still leaves a huge speed reserve while cruising to 100m in 10.9 and 200m 21.6, but makes his speed endurance index much lower than the 400m usual standards.
Stepping up occasionally to 400m, sprinters usually take benefit of a more cautious pace, so in that race, Bolt was probably able to run around his 45.28 PB set two years ago in May.
QUOTE « It’s part of his training, » Mills said. « What you saw is a big difference from last week, but that was expected. Each week, he will get better and better until we get right where we want to be. « Right now we are focusing on getting ready for our first international competition, which is in May, so we still have a lot of work to do to get him back in the shape we want him to be, » he added.

Christian BLUM to miss Torino?


2009 European sprint sensation Christian Blum has cancelled his participation to the German Nationals this week-end. Winner in Stuttgart in a new personal best of 6.56, Blum fell after crossing the finish line. Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt diagnosed a problem in the sprinter’s hips area and his coach Ingo Siebert said that he is likely to miss European Indoor Championships to be held on 6-8 March in Torino, in order to avoid any risk in the preparation for Berlin World Championships (15-23 August).

LIÉVIN – M60 time analysis


Intermediate times for 30m (video 50 Hz) and 50m (official).

Herb WASHINGTON update