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    Clarence Munyai - 19.69!
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    From the headlines:

    Pretoria - Twenty-year-old Clarence Munyai has broken Wayde van Niekerk's 200m South African record at the ASA Senior Championships at Tuks Stadium in Pretoria.
    He won gold in the 200m at last year's Africa Under-20 Championships in Algeria where he ran 20.22, but he smashed that time on Friday by setting a new SA record of 19.69.
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    At least for me, that goes into the "hard to believe" category. Previous PR (at Pretoria) was 20.10 with a 1.7 wind. Second best 20.18 with -0.6 at Johannesburg. Maybe I should reconsider. Walter Dix's PR before his 19.69 was 20.13. Still that is an incredible time.
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    Pretoria is at 1339m altitude.
    Big improvements not uncommon if you're just 20.
    No.2 and 3 in same heat (20.52, 20.55) at around their pb (20.51, 20.63).
    Does not raise my suspicion.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xucSzxGuyJI
    (legit link from national broadcaster)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDelano View Post
    Pretoria is at 1339m altitude.
    Big improvements not uncommon if you're just 20.
    No.2 and 3 in same heat (20.52, 20.55) at around their pb (20.51, 20.63).
    Does not raise my suspicion.
    Exactly. Does not surprise me in the least, any 19 year old that registers a 20.18 (-0.6) was set to dip well under 20flat at altitude. The video is very impressive, he is a low to the ground high turn over runner that maintained tempo and speed very well down the home stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDelano View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xucSzxGuyJI
    (legit link from national broadcaster)
    He's got that upright running - rocking motion Michael Johnson thing going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Exactly. Does not surprise me in the least, any 19 year old that registers a 20.18 (-0.6) was set to dip well under 20flat at altitude. The video is very impressive, he is a low to the ground high turn over runner that maintained tempo and speed very well down the home stretch.
    Just a note that the 20.18 was at Johannesberg elevation ~1750m which is even higher than Pretoria ~1340m. I softened my surprise/whatever in my initial post but it is still a heck of an improvement.
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    This made me think of when JW was running low 20's, I think he ran his PB of 20.19 at 22 yrs old, and people were wondering when he was going to dip under 20 - never did. Maybe he should have run in SA.
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    Side note: Speaking of SA I just been catching up on the chaos there. I did not realize how bad it got since the end of apartheid. I hope that they can get their shit together. I don't watch TV much and most of my inquiries are from online so I have been ignorant of the changes for the last 10 years or so. Wow time goes so quick.
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    His turn over is pretty sweet!
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