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What's the white man's world record for the 100m?

Postby denberg » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:03 pm

What's the fastest any white man has ever run the 100m? I think it's 10.07 by Borzov in 1972 but I'm not certain...has any white man ever been under ten dead?

Hopefully this will get a few replies!
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Postby kingmaker » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:23 am

Marian Woronin Poland i think 10.00

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Postby slowcoach » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:11 pm

Define 'white'.

What's the black man's world record for 100m?
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Postby kingmaker » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:14 pm

bob hayes 9.69 isnt it??? :roll:
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Postby slowcoach » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:35 pm

Bob Hayes' PB is 10.06. What're the rollie eyes for?
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Postby kingmaker » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:23 am

rolly eyes ?? why not?? anyway i admit i may be wrong about bob but obadele thompson definately ran a windy 9.69 in 1996 :lol:
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Postby slowcoach » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:53 am

I've seen Thompson, and he's definitely not black. Francis Obikwelu is darker, but I'd argue still not black.

You see, if you want to define white as anybody not coloured in any way, then the same logic must be applied at the other end of the scale, too. Hence, most of the world's top sprinters are coloured, i.e. not white and not black, somewhere in between.
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Postby kingmaker » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:06 pm

oh please!!! save us. next u'll be telling me the sky at night is black not mauve.
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Continuation of the question of the white man's world record

Postby denberg » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:56 pm

Borzov, Wells etc are white.
The current world record holder, Asafa Powell, is black.

Now my question was: has any white man ever gone under ten dead? Who holds the white man's world record?
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Postby kingmaker » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:01 pm

please refer to previous answer woronin of poland 10.00 8)
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Re: Continuation of the question of the white man's world re

Postby slowcoach » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:17 pm

denberg wrote:Borzov, Wells etc are white.


That's obvious. What I want to know, and have defined, is when do you turn black? Is it when there's even a slight darkening of the skin?

Is the offspring of one black and one white parent black or white?

What about the offspring of the above and one white parent? (i.e. 3/4 white)
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Postby kingmaker » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:34 am

You really are boring me now. As the "offspring" of one black parent and one white parent and parent of 4 what you call 3/4 white children then i would say visually to the outside world they are defined as black. To themselves they are mixed race (and proud of it) as its the largest growing ethnic minority in britain today.

If you want a thread regarding race i suggest you start a new one. However if you want one about athletics and facts and figures then carry on.
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Postby slowcoach » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:19 am

This thread is about race. Read the title.
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Postby kingmaker » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:43 am

Depends which way you look at it, doesn't it? In answer to the first posters question no, no "white man" has ever run under 10 dead for 100m but ....... one has run under 20secs for 200m. does that count??? 8)
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Kingmaker's replies

Postby denberg » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:22 pm

It's obvious that Kingmaker is the only person who has understood what I am asking and is treating the question seriously.

Thanks, Kingmaker.
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Re: Kingmaker's replies

Postby slowcoach » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:24 pm

denberg wrote:It's obvious that Kingmaker is the only person who has understood what I am asking and is treating the question seriously.

Thanks, Kingmaker.


Well, if you'd define the terms of the question properly then we could help.

These type of topics appear very frequently, but the term 'white' or 'black' has rarely been defined satisfactorily.
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Postby kingmaker » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:39 pm

no problem denberg. some people have such shallow lives they just cant answer a question without being asses.
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Postby george » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:39 pm

i've asked this question to myself many times before. Woronin ran 10.00, but so did Armin Hary (10.0), but not electronically timed.

I also think that Obadele Thompson's wind-assisted 9.69 is the fastest time for 100m with wind or without - ever.
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Postby jshelley » Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:08 pm

Marian Woronin's fastest time of 10.00 s was rounded up from 9.992 s, thus giving him the distinction of being the only white sprinter ever to run under 10 s for the 100 m, albeit unofficially.

This came from Wikipedia. Maybe Craig Pickering could be the first to do it officially next year.
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Re: Continuation of the question of the white man's world re

Postby N0mad » Wed May 28, 2008 10:08 am

slowcoach wrote:
denberg wrote:Borzov, Wells etc are white.


That's obvious. What I want to know, and have defined, is when do you turn black? Is it when there's even a slight darkening of the skin?

Is the offspring of one black and one white parent black or white?

What about the offspring of the above and one white parent? (i.e. 3/4 white)



Slowcoach,you are an arguementative so and so,do you practice this,or does it come naturally?
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Postby kingmaker » Wed May 28, 2008 11:14 am

How about this to stop all the petty semantics? And Bull...t. Fastest 100 metre runner of non afro-carribean descent?

Patrick Johnson Australia 9.93
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Postby Patriot » Wed May 28, 2008 6:13 pm

I'm highly suspicious of Johnson's time - he produced nothing like it ever again and bombed in the WC that year (2003).
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Postby Sotomayor » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:07 pm

jshelley wrote:Marian Woronin's fastest time of 10.00 s was rounded up from 9.992 s,


It was 9.997s and i dont know what they do with times these days but wouldnt 9.992s be rounded down to 9.99?
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Postby george » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:35 pm

I don't know if it would be rounded up to 9.99 if it was 9.992. I think a similar issue came up when Justin Gatlin ran 9.766 in Doha on 12th May 2006. This was rounded to 9.76, but later changed by the IAAF to 9.77.
Therefore, I can comfirm that 9.996-9.999 would be given as 10.00.

On the subject of Patrick Johnston's time of 9.93 in early 2003: I am a little suspicious of the time, but I don't feel I understand the circumstances enough to comment any stronger of the issue. However, I wouldn't class him as 'white', but again that's just an opinion.
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Postby JJJ » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:48 am

The rule is that rounding is always up, i.e. 9.991 would be an official time of 10.00. Similarly a hand time of 9.91 gets reported as 10.0.

However, this does not stop commentators and journalists using the phrase "rounded up" when they should use "revised" or "official". This is most often misused when the unofficial track side photo cell timer reports one time and the official time, from the photograph happens to be slightly slower.

PS Ian Mackie ran 9.996 (officially 10.00w) at the Scottish championships at Meadowbank in 1998 with his arms raised and fists clenched over the last few metres as he looked over at Dougie Walker in second who ran 10.01w (wind speed 2.9).
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Postby mump boy » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:33 pm

who cares

this type of question is always about when will a white person achieve aspecific goal. i never hear anyone wondering when the first bloack man will throw 90m in the javalin.

isn't it about time we stopped asking such ridiculous questions and just celebrated achievemants for what they are without race coming into it.

by the way has a red headed woman ever jumped 15m in the TJ :?: :?:
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Postby nevetssllim » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:46 pm

mump boy wrote:by the way has a red headed woman ever jumped 15m in the TJ :?: :?:


Image

:lol:
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Postby Interested » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:52 pm

Nevets,

She may well be a white person, but she appears to have black roots...
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Postby george » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:33 pm

How would everyone rate Chrisophe Lemaitre's chances of breaking 10 seconds for the 100m? He has to have a great chance being so young.

I was really disappointed to see his DQ in the QF of the 100m in Berlin.
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