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    White Americans at 100 meters
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    Boling is now the fastest white American male ever. 10.13 beats anything put up by Leach, Sime, Krulee, Newman, Lutz and Questad. And he is barely 19.
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    Kevin Little also ran 10.13 in 1998.
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    Good point.
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    I hate this thread already, lol.

    Seriously though, if a White American ran a 9.85 our media would treat the poor guy like he was f-ing Roger Bannister : )
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    Maybe he will run that fast in another two years. Already national high school record holder. Many sprinters drop 3 tenths or more during college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchH41 View Post
    Maybe he will run that fast in another two years. Already national high school record holder. Many sprinters drop 3 tenths or more during college.
    True, but many sprinters do not run any faster in college than they did in high school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    I hate this thread already, lol.

    Seriously though, if a White American ran a 9.85 our media would treat the poor guy like he was f-ing Roger Bannister : )
    Totally agree with you Beebee. Boling is a wonderful athlete and I hope he can go on and be truly world class. However, if he was a black kid, he would merit a passing comment and certainly would not have been front page news in NZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuariki View Post
    Totally agree with you Beebee. Boling is a wonderful athlete and I hope he can go on and be truly world class. However, if he was a black kid, he would merit a passing comment and certainly would not have been front page news in NZ.
    You got it! Remember all the stuff about Lemaitre a few years ago. Nobody gave a damn about Vicaut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchH41 View Post
    Boling is now the fastest white American male ever. 10.13 beats anything put up by Leach, Sime, Krulee, Newman, Lutz and Questad. And he is barely 19.
    Not to be picky, but many faster USA sprinters had a 'white' parent or grandparent(s), so how are you making that distinction? (My thinly veiled point is that 'white' and 'black' are useless terms in this regard because people see differences on arbitrary bases.)
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    John Teeters and Devin Quinn (10.00 and 10.01) are faster.
    There may be others.
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