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Old 08-14-2016, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

My dad wants to take the field over Usain Bolt against me. Should I take it? Is Bolt the heavy favorite here?
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

Justin Gatlin is his biggest threat. He had the fastest time earlier this year but he lost against Bolt in the finals meet. The only concern with Bolt though was his health going into the Olympics because he pulled his hamstring 4 weeks prior.

I'd never bet against Bolt though, he seemed to do just fine during the qualification run.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

Wait, where is that Jamaican that was meant to be Bolt's biggest threat for years to come? Blake?
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

You want easy money?


Get on Usain in the 200m. He's going for the WR he says.

Even if he gets a slow start, he rounds them up with ease.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

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Wait, where is that Jamaican that was meant to be Bolt's biggest threat for years to come? Blake?

Hes there. He was injured and out of competition for the past 2 years though so hes not as much of a threat as he once was.

The consensus is that Gatlin is the biggest threat now. Hes actually on the older side now at 34 years old but he set his personnal record last year even though he tested positive multiple times in his prime years over a decade ago

He clearly found a way to beat the tests this time
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:26 AM   #6
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

Bolt has looked good this weekend, but he could pull his hamstring at any time.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:52 AM   #7
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

Bolt will win this easy.
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:06 AM   #8
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Hes there. He was injured and out of competition for the past 2 years though so hes not as much of a threat as he once was.

The consensus is that Gatlin is the biggest threat now. Hes actually on the older side now at 34 years old but he set his personnal record last year even though he tested positive multiple times in his prime years over a decade ago

He clearly found a way to beat the tests this time
Gatlin so obviously juicing. Guy got caught out, and now he's running better times than ever, at 34, and supposedly free of PEDs.

#joke
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:46 PM   #9
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

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Justin Gatlin is his biggest threat. He had the fastest time earlier this year but he lost against Bolt in the finals meet. The only concern with Bolt though was his health going into the Olympics because he pulled his hamstring 4 weeks prior.

I'd never bet against Bolt though, he seemed to do just fine during the qualification run.

Can Gatlin beat him though?
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:53 PM   #10
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Can Gatlin beat him though?
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:16 PM   #11
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

Bolt or bust. Noticed how the whole stadium left once his qualifying race was done
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:44 PM   #12
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Can Gatlin beat him though?

Anything can happen in the world of sports. Usain could get a false start and be DQed or injure himself. Or Gatlin could have the race of his life. I would say Gatlin's chances are slim though. Him winning wouldn't be as surprising as the Cavs coming back from a 3-1 deficit. One thing i noticed though is that Bolt performs very well under pressure while Gatlin seems to underperform a bit when he has a bigger name going against him.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:15 PM   #13
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

Bolt will break the record tonight. He just ran 9.86 and pulled up at the end again. At worst he wins gold with no record.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:25 PM   #14
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

I am predicting 9.6 flat but with the way Gatlin has looked Bolt will maybe slow down at the end again
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Default Re: Is the smart money on Usain Bolt to win the 100m?

1. Usain Bolt
2. Andre De Grasse
3. Justin Gatlin
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