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Old 07-22-2022, 12:10 AM   #1
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Noah Lyles crouched down, put his hands on his knees and glared at the clock. Not seeing what he'd hoped for, he waved his hand dismissively and walked back toward the track to celebrate what was still a long-awaited win Thursday in the 200 meters at the world championships.

Oh, but this night would just keep getting better.

The clock that, for a moment, read "19.32," would adjust down a tick to "19.31." That meant he broke Michael Johnson's hallowed, 26-year-old American record -- a mark that, for decades, seemed unapproachable.
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Old 07-22-2022, 01:50 AM   #2
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Doesnít bolt hold the record at 19.2X? This is just an American record ESPN appears to be making a big deal of isnít it?
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Old 07-22-2022, 09:57 AM   #3
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Doesnít bolt hold the record at 19.2X? This is just an American record ESPN appears to be making a big deal of isnít it?
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Doesnít bolt hold the record at 19.2X? This is just an American record ESPN appears to be making a big deal of isnít it?
According to the internet Bolt ran a 19.19 in 2009.
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Old 07-22-2022, 11:32 AM   #5
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lol so this is not a WR but an American Record and they've actually been slower than Bolt et. a for 26 years.
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I was there - great race but of course no world record - hoping to see one in women’s 400 hurdles tonight
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400m hurdle record obliterated
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So this record will stand until 2048? How can we know that?
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400m hurdle record obliterated
She beat two of the finalists in the 400m final that was run on the same track an hour earlier. Like if you put hurdles in front of her and nobody else, she wouldnít have finished last.
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Warner leading the decathlon when he pulls his hamstring in the 400
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Old 07-23-2022, 09:21 PM   #11
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Arop with a bronze for canada - men’s relay 4x100
Running in 30 minutes
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Old 07-23-2022, 10:33 PM   #12
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Upsets in the 4x1s - usa takes down Jamaica in the women’s , Canada takes down the USA in the men’s
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Seeing the men atop the 4x100m podium again brought back memories of one of my all time favorite sporting moments ever, and one of the greatest calls, too.



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The 4x1 win in Atlanta is possibly my favorite Canadian team
Event ever- seeing them win last night live and beat the Canadian record in the process was unbelievable
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The 4x1 win in Atlanta is possibly my favorite Canadian team
Event ever- seeing them win last night live and beat the Canadian record in the process was unbelievable
It was my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary celebration that day. I snuck Grandpa out to watch the race with me. Very happy memory.
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I was there - great race but of course no world record - hoping to see one in womenís 400 hurdles tonight
I was also there.
The Americans around me were pretty unbearable for most of the night.


But otherwise, it was a cool week at the track.
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It’s the American world record!

YOU ESS EH!
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I'd like to use this opportunity to point out that none of these impress me. My Great Uncle Leigh Miller was the fastest man in the world in 1928! https://nsshf.com/inductee/leigh-miller-2/

He ran a 10.28 100 YARD dash. Crazy to see how far we've come in less than 100 years. Quite impressive though - Leigh trained himself, which actually disqualified him from competing in the Olympics for Canada, as they didn't like that. There were no starting blocks back then either.

We've got a picture of him holding me as a lil baby. A Miller legend!

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