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Offline EOJ

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Usain Bolt
« on: August 20, 2008, 09:54:43 PM »
This guy is amazing. Did you see him get the WRs in the 100m and 200m runs? Everyone talks about Phelps, but Bolt is far more impressive. No fancy space-age suit to make him go faster like in the swimming competitions, just good old fashioned speed. I love his interview about how he prepared for his 100m finals run. It more or less went like this "I got up at 11am. Ate some (chicken) nuggets. Watched some TV. Slept for 3 more hours, then ate more nuggets and went down to the track for the race."  :laugh: Nuggets FTW!

Can't believe NBC didn't show his runs live on TV.
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Re: Usain Bolt
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 10:55:59 PM »
Just saw the 200m final and wow - the guy is insane. I'm a runner, not a sprinter, but I can totally appreciate the raw talent. He just makes it look so good and almost effortless.
Walter Dix grabbed a bronze, btw, with another disqualification in their field. He looked disconsolate when he was told and when his publicist asked what's up he said, "I still lost." Now that's hardcore - guy gets a bronze and feels like he failed.

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Re: Usain Bolt
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 10:58:56 PM »
He actually slowed down and started celebrating in the 100m before he crossed the finish line. He could have gotten under 9.6 if he went at it full stride. Also, his left shoe was untied during the race.  :o

Here's a good article about Bolt's Olympic achievements, it includes mention of his beloved chicken nuggets:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/20/SP5N12ES6E.DTL
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Re: Usain Bolt
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 03:34:23 AM »
Usain Bolt = Leeroy Jenkins?  :o ???

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Re: Usain Bolt
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 10:53:44 AM »
Good article. Man, I can't imagine eating chicken nuggets and then going running. The salt, the grease, yuck.