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    220 yards straight if we are going old school.
    Tom Hyland:
    "squack and wineturtle get it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    for a true test of a field like this the event needs to be contested on the straight, not a turn.
    Correct. Even in horse racing, top sprints are only run on a straight.

    As for the field, I make Mel Patton and Dave Sime next in line behind Bolt and M. Johnson as the best 200 runners of all time.
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    Well if Otis Hill is in, how about some love for Julio Meade? And didn't McTear have a legendary 200m relay leg timed in 18 something?
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    run em on the straight.. no lane advantage for anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I'm sorry, this is 2018, you need to have 3 semis, picking 2+2 :-)
    >:-X

    I liked it the way it was: 2 semis; either you made the top 4 in either semi or you're out! >:-D

    Besides, most of these guys didn't run in global championships with 3 semis. <:-P
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    And if I had to go with the pound-for-pound theory, where many say Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer ever, I'd apply it to the track, and I'd have to say Bolt blows everyone out of the water in the m200, including MJ, Tommie, Carl and Jesse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bowie View Post
    Correct. Even in horse racing, top sprints are only run on a straight.

    As for the field, I make Mel Patton and Dave Sime next in line behind Bolt and M. Johnson as the best 200 runners of all time.
    Seriously? How can you not include Tommie Smith, for starters? And I would put Henry Carr above Patton or Sime
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    run em on the straight.. no lane advantage for anyone.
    I disagree, dont use lanes 2 and 3, and have a quarterfinal and semifinal system and you get the lane you deserve.

    Don Quarrie took home gold in Montreal from lane 2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookyMonzta View Post
    And if I had to go with the pound-for-pound theory, where many say Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer ever, I'd apply it to the track, and I'd have to say Bolt blows everyone out of the water in the m200, including MJ, Tommie, Carl and Jesse.

    I disagree, different eras produce different results just as much as different athletes produce different results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    I disagree, dont use lanes 2 and 3, and have a quarterfinal and semifinal system and you get the lane you deserve. ...
    Doesn't solve the problem of somebody gets screwed by the lane draws for the first round.

    Remember the theory held by many that each lane you move out cuts a 10th off your time.
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