Wallace Spearmon makes 100 sprint predictions

Wallace Spearmon who will run in the men’s 200 meter and best friends with Tyson Gay has made predictions as to who will win the men’s 100 meters.

“Those guys are talented and they’ve worked pretty hard this year,” Spearmon said Sunday at U.S. training camp, speaking of Bolt, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay, the headliners in the 100. “I honestly think Bolt can run 9.6, I think Asafa can run 9.6 and a healthy Tyson can run 9.6.”

Tyson Gay ran a wind-aided 9.68, the fastest time ever, to finish ahead of Walter Dix and Darvis Patton for Beijing berths. The world record, of course, is 9.72, set by Bolt in May. The Olympic record is 9.84, set by Donovan Bailey in 1996.

“I think 9.8 will be like sixth place” this year, Spearmon said.

Spearmon ran third in the 200m at the U.S. Olympic Trials to qualify for a spot in the Olympics. At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, he finished third in the 200m in 20.05 seconds, earning bronze, and ran on the U.S. 4×100m relay which won gold in 37.78.

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Posted by Mike 10 years ago

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stewy - August 14, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

That won’t happen. 9.8 sixth. Who will come sixth GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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