What happens when two athletes fall down in a 100m dash?

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100m Top 10 List for 2001-2011: Number 10 is Richard Thompson who ran a 9.85 sec 100m on 13th August 2011 on his home country track in Port of Spain. It was a National record for his home country. Which tropical paradise does Richard call home? Answer: Trinidad and Tobago

From Quiz Ten-Speed! (coachpauly)

The United States has dominated the men's 100-meter dash since the modern Olympics began in 1896, but there have been winners from 7 other countries as well. The first non-American to win the gold medal was from which country? Who was the 1924 Paris Olympic Games 100m Gold Medalist, immortalised in the movie 'Chariots of Fire'? 100m Top 10 List for 2001-2011: Number 9 goes to an American sprinter by the name of Mike Rodgers. He recorded a lightning 9.85 at the Eugene Prefontaine Classic on 4th June 2011. What "show-me" state in the U.S. did Mike begin his track career both in high school and college? Answer: Missouri

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PRETORIA - South African 100m record-holder Simon Magakwe fell victim to an elaborate car-jacking scheme in Pretoria over the weekend, the sprinter said on Monday.

"I was hanging out with my friend in Hatfield on Saturday. When we went to the car, two ladies and a man approached us asking for a lift to Bosman station," Magakwe told Sapa.

"They offered us mint sweets and we both ate them, unaware it was a drug. We both became sleepy and next thing we passed out."

Magakwe said he and his friend woke up a few hours later on the side of the road, in an unfamiliar part of the city, to find that his car and all their belongings had vanished.

"We were both disorientated and when we woke up we didn't know what had happened but some way, somehow, we managed to get to the police station in Sunnyside," he said.

A docket was opened and the stolen white Audi A3 was last spotted by a tracking company in Mabopane, he said.

"The tracker guys told us the...

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Carl Valle

A popular question every February is how fast can Usain Bolt run the 40 yard dash if he was to partake in the NFL Combine? What seems like a simple and straightforward question at first is actually still a little bit of a mystery as some unknowns exist with the differences in extrapolating 100 m track performances to those at Indianapolis. To the average person, the 100 meters and the 40 yard dash are basically running in a straight line with the shorter distance being the gold standard for sport testing. Unfortunately, even the most straightforward of tests, the 40 yard dash has a few curveballs with how one actually times the event, creating a lot of confusion and assumptions on how fast athletes are now currently, and especially the tales of Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders from the past. In this article we will define and explain the differences in the 100 m track event and share the very specific nuances of the NFL combine, a performance event that still...

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This article is guest blogged by Ryan Banta, an assistant coach at the Ladue/St. Louis Lightning Track; Feld club.

He previously wrote Sprint Drills and Cues and Acceleration and Maximum Velocity

To view all his articles on this Blog click here .

It’s my birthday, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to give you guys a small snippet of the upcoming book The Sprinters Compendium. The information below comes from Chapter 13 section 3 “Interviews with Athletes and Coaches about Training Plans for Sprinters”

In the interview section of each chapter, I ask a series of questions about different topics that go with the theme of the chapter.

The information I have provided below comes from just one question on tapering sprinters. I hope you enjoy and learn something from this small preview. The book is currently over 350 pages (will be 500 pages) of information, thoughts, stories, and ideas about training sprinters. I have spent most...

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