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Usain Bolt claims he has never run a mile
« on: August 01, 2016, 06:36:41 PM »

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Do you believe him?

From USA Today

Fastest man in the world has never run a mile

http://usat.ly/2av7IwF

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Re: Usain Bolt claims he has never run a mile
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 I believe it. Sprinters are wired differently. He's Among the fastest twitch athlete'sin the world. The Kenya's are slow twitch guys that can go for ever.


 I'm a medium twitch athlete. I could bench 225 pounds 23 times, but my max was not that impressive.

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Athletes of his caliber are sports specific.   He would not want to run the mile because it mess with his fine tuning.

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I'm a medium twitch athlete. I could bench 225 pounds 23 times, but my max was not that impressive.

I did it 36 times once but I am built like a NBA lineman too.

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Athletes of his caliber are sports specific.   He would not want to run the mile because it mess with his fine tuning.

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I'm a medium twitch athlete. I could bench 225 pounds 23 times, but my max was not that impressive.

I did it 36 times once but I am built like a NBA lineman too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 08:05:34 PM »

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I call BS.

A 1 mile run is nothing. Now, he might not when training since he became professional and hasn't run a mile while fine-tuning himself, OK, that's something.

But NEVER run a mile in his life? Please.

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016, 08:10:25 PM »

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 I believe it. Sprinters are wired differently. He's Among the fastest twitch athlete'sin the world. The Kenya's are slow twitch guys that can go for ever.


 I'm a medium twitch athlete. I could bench 225 pounds 23 times, but my max was not that impressive.

Jesus. I never pegged you for a defensive lineman.

Yeah, Bolt is telling stories here. Two of his strides is ~ equivalent to a mile.
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I call BS.

A 1 mile run is nothing. Now, he might not when training since he became professional and hasn't run a mile while fine-tuning himself, OK, that's something.

But NEVER run a mile in his life? Please.

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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 08:23:23 PM »

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Im sure Usain has gone on runs that were more than 1- mile in distance. His agent was simply saying that Usain had never run a timed mile in his professional carerr, so theres no way to know what his mile time would be. His absurd stride suggests to me he could easily break 5 minutes. Hes trained for briefly and run a 45 second 400 meter race so, Id imagine he could easily break 5.
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Kind of an old story that's been told a bunch so I believe it. Also they run meters if anything, they don't go by miles.
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 I believe it. Sprinters are wired differently. He's Among the fastest twitch athlete'sin the world. The Kenya's are slow twitch guys that can go for ever.


 I'm a medium twitch athlete. I could bench 225 pounds 23 times, but my max was not that impressive.

Jesus. I never pegged you for a defensive lineman.

Yeah, Bolt is telling stories here. Two of his strides is ~ equivalent to a mile.


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