[quote author="Slowman" date="1274298637"]Bolt’s 150 was on a rain soaked track. It had just downpoured.
I don’t really get why people are so lukewarm about Gay’s run, when Bolt did his 150m last year everyone was up in arms about how amazing it was.
Regardless of whether it had just rained or whether it was slightly colder/hotter etc etc…Gay ran 6/100ths slower into a headwind and in the middle of a 200m – not even a straight 150…and this being at a time when nearly everyone has put Bolt on a different level to everyones else and portrayed him as untouchable.
Personally I think that this shows they are very close on absolute speed at the moment which I think is great for the sport and great for both Bolt and Gay. To be honest given Gays stature in comparison to Bolt I think it is even more amazing that he can achieve those sort of velocities![/quote]
I have watched that race a dozen times and Gay’s start is mediocre at best. Once he gets upright though, it is like shifting 2 gears. If he can clean up his start as the season progresses, there is no telling how close he is to Bolt. I really think they can go wire-to-wire after watching that race a few more times. His frequency looks to have improved and it seems as though he has cleaned up the backside mechanics.