2013: The Winners, The Losers

Back for the first time? Or something like that.. let’s get to it!

The Winners

Jamaican SprintersUsain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Frasyer-Pryce.. need I say more? Ok! Warren Weir, Kerron Stewart, Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nesta Carter.. they’ll be set for a few years.

Waxed Dat' Azz x's 2

Waxed Dat’ Azz x’s 2

Nike Oregon Project – Mary “Hurricane” Cain is a Goddess among women, although she’s not officially a member of NOP. Mo Farah won another gold in the 10,000m, and has a beautiful new PR in the 1,500m, 3:28.81!!! 3:28.81. It looks so good it deserves its own sentence, They’ve got a new website and sell some generic sweet merch. They also added Jordan Hasay, hopefully her professional career is a bit more fulfilling than her collegiate one.. although she is very accomplished, but I mean who wouldn’t want to improve. Right? Oh yeah, Mary Cain will be running in the 1,500m Final tomorrow (she’s frigggin 17, her potential is through the roof), Galen Rupp and Mo Farah will be running in the 5,000m Final on Friday, and Matt Centrowitz (sportin a fresh cut) will be running in the 1,500m Semi Final on Friday as well.

clearly a photoshop expert..

clearly I’m a photoshop expert..

The Eaton Family – First things first, their baby will probably score like 9300+ in decathlon and/or 7500+ in the heptathlon. And even after Brianne attempted murder, Ashton still married her. Don’t you just love that awkward shift? And then they won Gold (Ashton) and Silver (Brianne). Ashton is fresh off of a WR in London and Brianne just PR’d with a 6530. The future is hella bright for this couple.

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Tirunesha Dibaba – Undefeated at 10,000m. 5 Golds at 10,000m. The end.

Sh!t King Booker says..

Sh!t King Booker says..

Nick Symmonds – Finally won that elusive medal, congrats on the World Silver Medal!!!! You deserve it. Not only that, dudes a pretty big advocate of Equality.

if only..

if only..

US Mens 400 Runners – After a disappointing showing in London, LaShawn Merritt and Tony McQuay have restored all hope in US 400 Operation Domination.

–> LaShawn Merritt (11.1, 10.1 [21.2], 10.6 [31.8], 11.9) (21.2/22.5) <—- a 10.1 split tho?? dudes ridiculous.

–>Tony McQuay (11.1, 10.6 [21.7], 11.1 [32.7], 11.7) (21.7/22.7)

Blackman & Robbin'

Blackman & Robbin’

Alan Oliveira – Is this the face of the Rio 2016 games? I think yes. If not at least he has got the para-athlete WR for the 100m and 200m.

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The Losers

DruggiesTyson Gay, Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, the entire Turkish team, Alice Decaux… and there are definitely more to come. A lot of disappointed track fans worldwide, I just wish they’d stopped making excuses and be 100% transparent. SORRY, y’all get no pics. At least not today lol.

Amantle Montsho – She got out-leaned by like one thousandth of a second. Leanin’ back has been outta style since Fat Joe got skinny.. #sorryboutit

.. I can't

.. I can’t **(sidenote, Christine Ohuruogu resembles Dwain Chambers in this pic)

Injured athletes – Yohan Blake – defending 100m World Champ is out nursing a hamstring injury, Ryan Bailey – hamstring strain, Bershawn Jackson – tore hamstring at World Champs in 400m Hurdle Semi Final, Angelo Taylor – ???, Brandon Byram – pulled up in 200m Semi Final at US Champs, Christophe Lemaitre – tore hasmtring after running the 100m Final at World Champs, he slipped after finishing according to his camp, Bryshon Nellum – strained hamstring Thank God 2014 isn’t a major outdoor championship year. 2013 may forever go in history as the year of the hamstrings revolted.

LoLo Jones – Although she is an accomplished multi-sport athlete, she kinda makes it easy for people to hate her. She is always in the news which means her PR people are doing their job.. but she seems a bit desperate for attention —–> Whining, Fighting, and Making Light of a Sensitive Issue. LoLo is a very beautiful competitor; at least she’s got that going for her.

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Oscar Pistorius – It sucks to have your WR’s shattered while you are on a hiatus; not being able to do shiiit about it for the foreseeable future only adds insult to injury.

The Rest

Sanya Richards-Ross – I understand that reality TVs the new thing to do, but……… really tho? Team SRR.. get yo money, baby. Regardless, I’ve seen every episode and plan on continuing. Good luck with your foot!

Gunnar Nixon – this kid is cool. He allegedly smokes weed.. regardless, dude has a helluva lotta potential. If he’s a stoner, that just makes his accomplishments even more impressive.

cute pic, bro

cute pic, bro

Ashley Spencer – 2012 and 2013 NCAA 400m Champion. 3rd place at 2013 US Champs. The future is looking super bright for her. She’s even on Twitter.

Brandon Johnson – Who? Oh yeah, that 400m Hurdle guy who is now a world class 800m runner. Dude is legit. I guess I’m starting to believe in reincarnation or something along those lines.

1:43.84.. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

1:43.84.. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Oregon 1500m guys (not named Centrowitz) – McNamara – its time to make a championship team.. what else is there?, Acosta – 2014 would be a great year to make a comeback, Wheating – umm -_- we miss ya…

Duck Domination

Duck Dynasty Domination

Jacques Borlée – He had 3 kids at Moscow World Championships. Jonathan got 4th in 400m, Kevin missed the final by .19 seconds, and Dylan is the new kid on the block. *Dylan lowered his PR from 47.94 to 45.80 in 2013. **his daughter Olivia is also a world class athlete (100m).

the family that runs together, stays together

the family that runs together, stays together

Lol consistency is the key to life and as I try and get everything situated, this blog is one thing that I’d like to update a lot more consistently; it’s pretty fun. Anyways, be on the lookout for the next post which will be out sometime next week-ish lol.

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Mens 100m

So here’s the skinny..

Tyson Gay (9.69): Winner of Olympic Trials in 2008, Silver medal in 2009. Beat Bolt in 2010 and was injured most of 2011. First race of 2012, 10.00. Definately not going to win Trials but for a season opener, not bad at all. When healthy, America’s most dominant sprinter, he’s run 9.69 (American Record), 19.58, and 44.89.

USA USA USA

Justin Gatlin (9.77 9.85): At one point a very promising young sprinter, He won Gold in Athens in 2004 at 100m, Bronze at 200m. But, he tested positive for some crap messing around with Trevor Graham (Marion Jones, Tim Montgomery, Justin Gatlin, Antonio Pettigrew, CJ Hunter) <—- Just a few of the athletes who tested positive for banned substances under his coaching. But he came back in 2011 and was 2nd at US Championships. He won Gold in Doha at 60m Indoor World Championships, has run 9.87 in 2012.

 

Lean with it, Rock with it (yes this is from 2013)

Lean with it, Rock with it (yes this is from 2013)

Ryan Bailey (9.88): For some weird reason he was labeled as the answer to Usain Bolt…he is not that, probably never will be. But he is tall, 6 ft 4 and he is fast. He hasn’t had a spectacular 2012 campaign running only 10.01 but, he will more than likely go sub-10 at Trials. In hopes of making the Olympic team, Bailey moved to Cali to train with Walter Dix and Richard Thompson.

Jeff Demps (10.01): World Junior Record Holder at 100m, but has not been consistent at all. A two sport athlete at University of Florida (Football/Track) he has been apart of many NCAA Championship but is injured a lot. Pulled out of the 2012 NCAA Championships because of hamstring problems, hopefully he comes to Trials in good health because he has raw speed.

Walter Dix (9.88): The Bronze medalist in Beijing, Dix is looking for a 100/200 double at this years trials. He has a PR of 19.53 in the 200, so expect something spectacular out of him later in the summer. Trains with Bailey and Richard Thompson, and he ran a 9.85 wind-aided in April.

Mookie Salaam (9.97): Love his name, Mookie, Cookie, Rookie, Snooki…but he is a stellar athlete. He is also very fst at 200m (20.05), decided to forgo senior year at Oklahoma to focus on Trials, signed with Adidas  and has run 9.98 this year.

Mike Rodgers (9.85): Fast little guy, won US Championships in 2009. Has run 9.99 and 9.97 wind-aided in 2012. He ran his PR at Pre Classic in 2011, maybe he will have a good showing in Eugene this year?

Doc Patton (9.89): The man who dropped the baton in Daegu, has put a lot of pressure on himself this year because of a disappointing conclusion to his 2009/2011 campaign. Has ran 10.04 in 2012.

My Predictions:

Gatlin, Rodgers and Gay will be rockin’ that Red singlet in August.