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  • Premier Icon stever
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    Keep it coming people, keep it coming 🙂

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    16 years old, 200m, I think maybe 23.5s but I am not sure.

    Anyone interested in this sprint timer app? I reckon you could wear the phone on your wrist say, then it would do ‘to your marks, set, go!’ audibly and start the clock.

    Then when you cross the line you would have to say thump your chest to get it to stop. GPS is not accurate enough to time 100m.

    kudos100
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    Given a bit of training Molgrips could and don’t see why I couldn’t – but then I don’t fit the overweight thing. Quite interested now so will look for a local 100m track – 12.9? Did 11.7 10 years ago without much practice.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Over 600m I reckon Bolt will win. If they were racing 800m then my money would be on Mo. Clearly they should actually be racing 700m.

    Back to the more important topic, it strikes me that even without any fast twitch muscles then Mo ought to be able to run a lot faster than 12.9 for the 100m – OK it’s from a standing start, but that’s slower than his 400m pace, almost certainly slower than his 800m pace (I’m not sure if he’s ever done one, but based on recent results you’d suspect he wouldn’t be far off Coe’s time).

    Personally I reckon I could have Bolt over 10k – bring it on!

    lemonysam
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    So after all this bickering we can finally answer the question at hand?

    who’d win, mo farah vs usain bolt

    Neither, it’d be Molgrips mum.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Who’s up for a STW track league, using my app?

    Neither, it’d be Molgrips mum.

    I bet my mum could beat most 68 year-old women over 100m!

    Tom B
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    My tuppenceworth……undoubtedly some stwers are very good athletes, but let’s not forget that Bolt is an Elite ffs! I know that he doesn’t train to compete over 10k’s but I’m guessing that his natural athletic prowess means that he’d have little problem beating most on here over whatever distance. Just like how Cav is a shit climbers in TdF terms but would drop most domestic elites on any type of terrain. A few months after Chris Newton ( world champ track cyclist) retired, he ran his first ever marathon and click 2hrs 59mins….there’s a reason that these guys are Elite!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I’m guessing that his natural athletic prowess means that he’d have little problem beating most on here over whatever distance.

    It doesn’t work like that. Sprinting is completley different to distance running. It’s like saying Bolt would be able to swim 400m faster than any of us, or play a better round of golf.

    Tom B
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    I bet that he would be able to swim 400m faster than any if us!! I know that distance running and sprinting are vastly different things, but we’re not just talking about a random guy here, this is an Olympic champion….natural athletes tend to be incredibly gifted at numerous sports…..stwers are generally dorks with limited athletic prowess no matter how committed to their chosen sport they are.

    mudshark
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    Fast twitch v slow twitch. I was good at sprinting, karate and fencing and not a lot else.

    jfletch
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    It doesn’t work like that. Sprinting is completley different to distance running. It’s like saying Bolt would be able to swim 400m faster than any of us, or play a better round of golf.

    Its does work a bit like that.

    Bolt is a full time athlete, he trains a lot so is very fit. He may not be specialised to running more than 400m but he would undoubtedly run almost any distance faster than us simply because he is very fit.

    I know its not running but look at the Etape du Tour as an example. Sprinters like Cav, Kittel and Greipel made it over the stage around Annecy comfortably within the time limit (after 3 weeks of racing round france as a warm up). Not a single competitor in the Etape would have made it within the time limit and they only had that day to aim at.

    There is a lot to be said for just being able to train a lot.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    It doesn’t work like that. Sprinting is completley different to distance running. It’s like saying Bolt would be able to swim 400m faster than any of us, or play a better round of golf.

    Indeed – Newton has a body type, muscle type and training background which is actually relatively well suited to running marathons (as well as being a track cyclist, where he tended to compete in distance events he also raced in the road quite successfully in races which took longer than a marathon). To be honest 2:59 isn’t all that special anyway – I couldn’t run that now, but I certainly could have not all that long ago, and even now with a few months training…

    Have you seen what sort of times Redgrave and Pinsent run a marathon in?

    Bringing Cav and Kittel into the argument is daft. Have you not noticed that part of their job is to cover large distances every day, and to make it over the mountains inside the time limit? Hence they’re quite good at that. I wonder how well Sir Chris Hoy would manage on the etape?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I bet that he would be able to swim 400m faster than any if us!!

    You don’t even know if he can swim at all, that’s my point.

    natural athletes tend to be incredibly gifted at numerous sports

    It’s precisely because he’s an olympic champion that I would expect him to be not very good. He’s extremely specialised to sprinting. Sprinting and distance running are much more dissimilar than you think. At top level sport there’s no such thing as ‘fit’, just fit for a particular event.

    I know its not running but look at the Etape du Tour as an example.

    Cycling’s not quite the same, because biomechanics doesn’t really come into it like it does in running. Likewise swimming, I guess.

    mudshark
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    Have you seen what sort of times Redgrave and Pinsent run a marathon in?

    And that Lance chap….

    jfletch
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    Have you seen what sort of times Redgrave and Pinsent run a marathon in?

    Rowing is a lot about upper body strength and Redgrave and Pinsent are now fatties who don’t train full time any more.

    I’d bet when they were in full training they’d be able to run a decently fast marathon.

    But the real comparision would be if instead of 2000m they could row 20km faster than the average bloke or even a hobbiest long distance rower (if such a thing exists)

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I bet that he would be able to swim 400m faster than any if us!

    How much?

    Sprinting is completley different to distance running

    And that Mr Tom B Smarty Panteroos is coming from STW’s most natural sprinter. 🙂

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Rowing is a lot about upper body strength

    🙄

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I do feel he can claim a certain athletic prowess

    Of that, I do not doubt. It’s just it wasn’t the primary (or, if I’m honest, any) concern to the wimmins of the office of tomhoward PLC.

    He’d win using nought but the affections of these ladies!

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Anyone here run close to a 4 minute mile…?

    According to my Garmin, I come pretty close – whilst doing intervals, sprinting as fast as I can, down a fairly steep hill 😀 That people can sustain such a pace boggles my mind!

    Sprinting is completley different to distance running

    I’m no athlete, but even I can identify a few similarities between running and running.

    jfletch
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    I’m no athlete, but even I can identify a few similarities between running and running.

    This!

    I used to warm up pre-circuits by going for a short run with some big tall quite good rowers – they were shit runners tbf. I don’t know why tbh…you’d think they’d have something in their legs.

    surfer
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    Sprinting is completley different to distance running. It’s like saying Bolt would be able to swim 400m faster than any of us, or play a better round of golf.

    Its not that different Molly they are different events requiring different training and sometimes different physical attributes. I have no doubt that Farah could run a very fast 200 as a guess around maybe 22 seconds. I am sure he could run a 400 (again a total guess) around 47-48 given his recent 1500 record. Coe ran around 46 and occasionally raced over 400. Ovett was also very quick and both would have won a lot of races at those distances.

    Said Aouita had a celebrated range from 800m to 1000m and was the first athlete under 13 mins for 5000m.

    Usain Bolt has a VO2max in the mid 80s. He is also very tall and lanky. There is no doubt that he would be a great middle and long distance runner if he trained for it.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I’m no athlete, but even I can identify a few similarities between running and running.

    A few. But talking like a smartarse doesn’t make you right, unfortunately 🙂

    There is no doubt that he would be a great middle and long distance runner if he trained for it.

    Unsure about that. Good, maybe, but I doubt great. He’d have an awful lot of weight to lose for a start.

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    I bet my mum could beat most 68 year-old women over 100m!

    Well given the health of most 68 year olds and that there’s not many that still run 100m that’s quite possible.

    You’ve obviously put some thought into this Molgrips.

    Anyone interested in this sprint timer app? I reckon you could wear the phone on your wrist say, then it would do ‘to your marks, set, go!’ audibly and start the clock.

    Then when you cross the line you would have to say thump your chest to get it to stop. GPS is not accurate enough to time 100m.

    Almost like you’re overthinking it?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Overthinking an app? Would you rather I underthought it?

    So, here’s my app. It starts you running and then when you get to the end, you, er.. well I dunno. Press a button or something. It’ll be alright.

    🙂

    mudshark
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    I have no doubt that Farah could run a very fast 200 as a guess around maybe 22 seconds

    Not sure why you think it’s worth guessing but given that he ran 12.9 I’d say he couldn’t.

    Long distance runners are mostly slow twitch, sprinters fast – a very important difference.

    surfer
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    Not sure why you think it’s worth guessing but given that he ran 12.9 I’d say he couldn’t.

    Why would you say he couldnt?
    What your failing to understand is that the slowest part of a sprinting race is the start. Given that Farah lacks the physical power of a dedicated sprinter he would be very inefficient at this part of the event I suspect he could run the second 100m faster than the first.

    Also consider that he ran 50:89 for the last lap of a 5000m race recently which equates to 12.5 seconds per 100m at the end of a 12.5 lap race. He therefore ran faster than the pb you quote for 4 consecutive 100m splits !

    he ran 12.9

    In Superstars. That well known event where athletes try really hard.

    jfletch
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    Rowing is a lot about upper body strength

    🙄

    Yep. Have you ever seen a rower’s shoulders?

    Sure the power all comes from the legs but its a totally different action to running. My point still stands. They would still be able to row much longer distance than their event, faster than almost anybody else and would be beaten only by eliete athletes who train specifically for the longer length.

    Tom B
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    😀 I’m out-molgrips has started copying and pasting individual points from my posts I’m being ‘Big Hittered’!!!!

    mudshark
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    Why would you say he couldnt?

    Because he would be running the 2nd 100m at record pace given that he would already be 3 secs down after 100m.

    No Molgrips, I meant the whole thing not just the app.

    Anyway, I reckon Mo vs Bolt, Mo would win.

    Molgrips vs Bolt at any distance, unless it was “Olympic level worrying” or “rose-tinted specs sprinting”, Bolt is the winner.

    surfer
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    Because he would be running the 2nd 100m at record pace given that he would already be 3 secs down after 100m.

    Also consider that he ran 50:89 for the last lap of a 5000m race recently which equates to 12.5 seconds per 100m at the end of a 12.5 lap race. He therefore ran faster than the pb you quote for 4 consecutive 100m splits !

    The above splits arent absolutely accurate but it makes my point

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    Tom B, Molly can sprint but be cant do long distances, so if Molly can’t do it, Bolt can’t either, OK?

    mudshark
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    The above splits arent absolutely accurate but it makes my point

    So he ran 200m in around 25 secs from a moving start? Pretty good at the end of 5000m but doesn’t mean much otherwise.

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