ghstinshll wrote:I saw an article yesterday projecting him @ a 3.73 40... I call BS, but bet he's probably close to 4 in reality.
The splits for his 100m are available:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ua8ycqfc4ok/S ... /Table.gif
He ran the first 40m in 4.64, which I figured to a 40yd in 4.25 plus or minus (it's not an exact conversion, due to his acceleration). He doesn't reach top speed until probably 60m or 70m.
These guys take a while to get up to top speed. It is unclear whether he could run a markedly faster 40yd if he wanted to. Search for [Bolt splits] for tons of articles and speculation.
By the way, the 19.19 is totally stupid. Look at the fastest times ever:
After Bolt and Johnson (19.19, 19.30, 19.32), the fastest ever (EVER!) is 19.58 by Tyson Gay. Johnson's 2nd fastest EVER was 19.66. I mean 19.32 was STUPID FAST. 19.19 is not real.