August 17, 2009


Is there any sprinter with a better name than Usain Bolt? If you haven't seen it, watch this video of yesterday's men's 100 meter final at the world track and field championships in Berlin. It won't take long. (Sorry the audio is in Italian but it's a good quality video from Italian TV. There are no guarantees how long any of NBC's coverage may stay up on YouTube if at all).
When I watched the semifinals of this event and saw Bolt jog his way down the track to a tune of 9.85 seconds, I had a feeling he might break his own world record again in the final like he did last year in the Beijing Olympics. Not only did he break it, he annihilated it, lowering his 9.69 world record to a 9.58. Since the start of fully automatic electronic timing, that's the largest drop in the 100 meter world record ever. And with a long career ahead of him, who knows how low Bolt will take it.
Also, probably the most amazing thing about this race is Tyson Gay's performance (lane 5). He ran just about a perfect race, from start to finish, setting an American record 9.71. His time was 0.02 seconds off of the previous world record; but he still got destroyed by Bolt. Unbelievable.

August 11, 2009

Ultimate Summer

It's taken until August, but we seem to be in a mostly consistent summer weather pattern now. It's been busy over the past several weeks but not too busy for ultimate. BUDA club tournament coming up this weekend.

Ultimate Statistics (since January 2008):
Total Games Played: 218
Total Hours Played: 254