[i]Originally posted by DaGovernor[/i]
So after 30-35 meters, are you saying that the spriter would almost always beat the lifter?
Yup. The weightlifter might not even last that long (35m). Also, note that this isn't just "lifters" but WEIGHTLIFTERS (i.e. olympic weightlifters). Olympic weightlifters are among the most explosive athletes in the world and shouldn't be clumped with people who just lift weights or even powerlifters (at least for explosiveness).