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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I have forgotten the details. I just remember it was a clutch jump.
    Nowadays, they would have stopped the meet/
    They did after Lewis jumped....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    third round
    but, didn't he need that jump to qualify for finals? ..there was definitely some drama involved...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    but, didn't he need that jump to qualify for finals? ..there was definitely some drama involved...
    No...he wanted to take the lead back from Myricks...who had just taken it from Lewis...

    There was another bit of drama that day...Conley jumping in real baggy shorts that caught the sand...he finished 4th just an inch or so from 3rd...(actually it was the triple jump.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    That was so f-ing badass...as the rain began me and my girlfriend were running towards an exit and I turned around as Lewis began smoking down the runway...I think he did 288 in those conditions! That man was super clutch.
    Here's a video of the jump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAmtrnW-Ig
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    That's cool...just about the view I had that day at the top of stands...

    It doesn't capture though how just at that moment it just started coming down in buckets and everyone, except us it seemed, started going for cover...great drama...Lewis was a master of it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    No...he wanted to take the lead back from Myricks...who had just taken it from Lewis...

    There was another bit of drama that day...Conley jumping in real baggy shorts that caught the sand...he finished 4th just an inch or so from 3rd...(actually it was the triple jump.)

    if you're going to pirate stuff from other sites (in this instance ours) please at least give credit to your borrowing.
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    Is it just me or does Grant Holloway remind anyone else of Carl Lewis?
    why don't people pronounce vowels anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    but, didn't he need that jump to qualify for finals? ..there was definitely some drama involved...
    As the writeup shows, he was easily in second place with 8.59 before that third jump.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Some random guy off the street could do better...
    You rang?
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    FWIW: But what does Lewis believe is the essential component of a good sprint relay?

    “The key is simplicity,” he says. “People take something that’s very easy and make it difficult. The key for any sprint relay is to take as many things off the table that a person has to worry about. It’s great to have a coach now who understands a successful system, so that’s exciting for me to see.

    “The system we use in Houston that Coach Orin understands is: it’s about the baton, it’s not about the runner. If you realise the objective is to keep the baton moving as fast as possible around the track, then you take the athlete and put them in a position to get the baton around.

    “The outgoing guy worries about running a certain amount of steps and putting his hand back, the incoming guy worries about running to a certain spot and putting the baton in – that’s it. There is no calling stick, no thinking about this or looking for a mark – nothing like that. You just have two things.

    Carl Lewis in an IAAF interview 2017.

    There you have it: Relay exchanges are very easy.
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