The Monster Lightning Bolt Failed to Break Michael Johnson Record

>> May 28, 2010

It was on March 24, 2000 when Michael Johnson set a world record best 30.85 in 300m at Pretoria, South Africa. The record that achieved at altitude (1271 m) remain unbeatable by any human being but nearly rocked by Usain Bolt in his recent race (May 27, 2010) at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava with a time of 30.97s. Bolt who holds three world records in 100m, 200m and 4x100m also a world best of 150m straight, added one more world best performance in 100 yards by clocking a split time of 9.07s in the first 100 yards en route to win the 300m race which is also the fastest non-altitude performances of all time. His first 200m split time was 19.83s while the last 100m was 11.14s.

Johnson ran 30.85s at altitude would be around 31.06s at the sea level. I did not found any ‘correction time’s calculator’ for altitude for 300m on the net? But a 1,271m of altitude at Pretoria was about 0.13 s and 0.29 s advantages for 200m and 400m respectively which meant around 0.21s for a 300m.

Turning 24y this year (well same as me…), Bolt will have much more time to lower the times and breaks much more records (wait… so the same to me still have much more time!). That's why i asked my friends going to London 2012 to see what will happen at the athletics arena!

Furthermore, we take into account that Michael Johnson ran 19.32s at 29y, 43.18s at 32y and 30.85s at 31y, so its 8 years alike for Bolt to proves that he is the best athlete in the world in all three-discipline of sprint events. Yet, in my sight he is out of touch to breaks the 400m world record at the moment anyway. Full results are as follow:

300 Metres - Men Race 1

1 Usain Bolt JAM 30.97
2 Jermaine Gonzales JAM 32.49
3 Jonathan Borl BEL 32.50
4 Jamaal Torrance USA 32.78
5 Gary Kikaya COD 33.05
6 Pavel Maslk CZE 33.13
7 Jirk Vojtr CZE 33.34
8 Rudolf Gotz CZE 34.00

49th Golden Spike 300m Race 1 Video, click here

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