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Kenya's David Rudisha (R) celebrates with teammate Timothy Kitum after winning the men's 800m in the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Friday August 10, 2012                 9:17am EDT

Kenyan David Rudisha’s win in the 800 meters in a world record time was the “stand out performance” of the London Olympics, Games chairman and former record holder Seb Coe said on Friday.

The London Games have seen several great performances, including Usain Bolt’s sprint double, as well as many British golden moments in the host country’s best medal haul since 1908.

But Coe, who won two Olympic 1,500m golds and held the 800 world record between 1981 and 1997, especially praised the Kenyan’s run on Thursday.

“I am probably biased and I would say this, but I think…that will be the stand out performance of these Olympic Games,” he told reporters.

Rudisha, who romped to gold in one minute 40.91, had said he had wanted to come to London and make his good friend Coe proud.

“I’m very proud that David ran the way he did, I thought it was an extraordinary piece of racing,” Coe replied when asked if Rudisha had achieved his aim.

“This was in an Olympic final. To basically express such physical and mental confidence that you take an 800m out in an Olympic final from gun to tape (is remarkable).”

Rudisha, the world champion, dazzled the 80,000-strong crowd in the Olympic stadium to beat the mark of 1.41.01 he set two years ago in Italy.

Coe never won an Olympic gold in his favored 800.

He described Rudisha’s run as “simply an unbelievable performance”.

“Instead of just doing enough to win the race he wanted to do something extraordinary,” Coe said.

“I feel privileged to have witnessed it in London.”

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/10/us-oly-coe-day-idUSBRE8790JJ20120810

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David Rudisha was born on December 17th, 1988 according to

December 17th, 1988

12 + 17 +1+9+8+8 = 55 = his life lesson = Mind-blowing.

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August 4, 2012

 

The fastest men on the planet will line up side by side Sunday, and in theory, any one of them could win gold in one of the most anticipated 100-meter races the Olympics has ever seen.

In actuality, all eyes will gravitate toward Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt, a magnet for attention, already an international superstar. Whatever Bolt does — win or lose, primp or preen — he’ll make it hard for anyone to look away. Even those trying to swipe his Olympic crown have to fight the urge to steal a glance.

Official timing company Omega has assembled an army of technicians and ultra-precise equipment so that when the world’s fastest runners hit the finish line, we’ll know exactly how speedy they are.

“You’re gonna be in awe sometimes,” said Justin Gatlin, the year’s fastest sprinter not born in Jamaica. “I think a lot of runners almost have that audience mentality, to see what he’s going to do, even while you’re running. You’ve got to block that out.”

When it comes to the track and field world, Gatlin says Bolt is “the equivalent of a guy walking on the moon for the first time,” and Sunday at Olympic Stadium, the 25-year old Jamaican will try to add to his legend. Carl Lewis, in 1984 and ’88, is the only runner who has managed to win the prized 100-meter race in consecutive Olympics. After a false start in last year’s world championships and finishing second in his own country’s Olympic trials, a Bolt win here is certainly no sure thing.

“It definitely feels good,” Bolt said following his first-round race Saturday.

There were no surprises in the men’s 100-meter first-round heats, but the finishing times seemed to confirm one thing: Sunday’s final should be one of the fastest races ever.

In the seven first-round heats, Americans Ryan Bailey (9.88 seconds) and Gatlin (9.97) both broke the 10-second barrier and eight sprinters posted faster times than Bolt’s 10.09. American Tyson Gay, the former world champion, won his heat in 10.08 seconds. Bailey posted the day’s fastest time, as all three American sprinters advanced to Sunday’s semifinals, which will be followed two hours later by the gold-medal race.

The speedy Jamaicans also cruised through their first races. Bolt’s time was actually the slowest of the three. Yohan Blake, the defending world champion and perhaps the favorite to unseat his fellow countryman, won his heat (10 seconds), as did Asafa Powell (10.04).

But all eyes at Olympic Stadium on Saturday were focused on the world record holder who received an ovation that topped that of any British athlete. When the starter’s pistol fired, Bolt showed no signs of the hamstring injury that prompted him to withdraw from a Diamond League race last month.

“He looked good,” said Gatlin, who won gold at the 2004 Games. “He looked like Bolt. . . .He was doing the same thing he’s been doing.”

Bolt was a bit slow out of the blocks — of the 54 first-round finishers, his reaction time was faster than just five others — but was still able to cruise for the final 20 meters or so.

“I can’t complain. I’ve been doing a lot of work on that,” Bolt said of his start. “But we have come to the conclusion we shouldn’t worry about the start. We should just focus on the rest of the race, which we always do. So I am working the last 50 meters. That is my strong point. That is what I am focusing on.”

Worth remembering: In Beijing four years ago, Bolt ran a 10.2 in his first race, which he then lowered to 9.92 and 9.85 in subsequent rounds, winning all three heats. He won gold with a record-setting time of 9.69 seconds. (Bolt’s 9.58 finish in 2009 is the current record.)

“It’s gonna take a dominating race,” Gatlin said of Sunday’s final. “You have to dominate from the beginning.”

Bailey, 23, placed third at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Ore., with a 9.93. His impressive time Saturday matched his personal best.

While most runners conserve their energy in the first-round races — Gay said Saturday, “I did about 75 percent” — Bailey’s time was so good that it would’ve earned a medal at any Olympics before 2004. It would’ve been good enough for gold at any Games before 1996.

“There’s no pressure on me whatsoever,” he said. “If I go out there and fail, nobody was expecting me to medal anyways. I figure if I go out there and medal, steal a medal from somebody, it’s good for me.”

from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/usain-bolt-remains-center-of-attention-in-sundays-100-meters/2012/08/04/3f0ba6c4-de51-11e1-8ad1-909913931f71_story.html

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Usain Bolt was born on August 21st, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usain_Bolt

August 21st, 1986

August 21st

8 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = his personal year (from August 21st, 2011 to August 20th, 2012) = Defending the championship.

33 year + 7 (July) = 40 = his personal month (from July 21st, 2012 to August 20th, 2012) = Goodwill.  Doing his part.

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40 month + 5 (5th of the month on Sunday August 5th, 2012) = 45 = his personal day = Intense.  Focused.  Hardcore.

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using the number/letter grid:

 

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Usain Bolt

31195 2632              32

 

his path of destiny = 32 = Olympics.  Winning.  Victory.  #1.  The best.  Medals.

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using the number/letter grid:

 

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Usain Bolt

3       2  32

 

his primary challenge (UB) and how he obtains his heart’s desire (UT) both = 32 = Olympics.  Winning.  Victory.  #1.  The best.  Medals.

what he must do/has to do = UL = 33 = Defending the championship.

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Friday June 29, 2012           11:38 PM

 

“The Beast” turned out to be quite an animal.

Not even Usain Bolt can argue with that.

The Fastest Man in the World wasn’t the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night.

Instead, that honor was snatched away by Yohan Blake, the man they call “The Beast,” who blew away Bolt out of the starting blocks and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset the world-record holder by 0.11 seconds in the Jamaican Olympic trials.

A shocker? Well, that’s for the world to decide. One thing for sure, however, is that the calculus for the London Olympics has changed dramatically.

“Nine-point-seven-five, it’s awesome,” Blake said. “I won the world championship, so I’ve got that. Now, I’m the national champion for Jamaica, so I’ve got that. And now, I go into the Olympics like this.”

Blake is, indeed, the reigning world champion, but that victory came with an asterisk because Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion, didn’t run that night in South Korea after being disqualified for a false start.

This was their first rematch, their first real race since then between the training partners. Bolt was considered the favorite, not only because of his world record — 9.58 seconds — but because Blake had never run faster than 9.82 in his life.

Well, now, he has.

The 9.75 seconds on a calm night in Kingston goes down as the best time in the world this year and also breaks the four-year-old National Stadium record; both previous marks were 9.76 — both held by Bolt. Only Bolt, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay have ever run faster.

As much as the numbers, though, it was all that daylight between Blake and Bolt at the finish line that told this story. Blake got ahead early and, for a while, looked to have more of a tussle on his hands with Powell, who finished third, than with Bolt. As he always does, Bolt rallied at the end, leaning at the line — to make sure he held onto second.

Ahead of him, it was Blake spreading his hands out to his sides and letting out a primal scream. Bolt just pulled up. No pretending to shoot a bolt of lightning into the sky — the now-famous “To the World” pose — or anything else to celebrate on this night. Later, Bolt offered Blake congratulations, shaking his hand and using the other to amiably palm the head of an opponent eight inches shorter than him.

While all that — the daylight at the finish, congratulating someone else when it was over — was a downer for Bolt, the scene at the start was even worse.

Always the toughest part of the race for the 6-foot-5 defending Olympic champion, Bolt lumbered out of the blocks this time and had to churn those long legs to make up big ground simply to get in the mix.

Afterward, he said something near the start line was bothering him, beginning with the semifinals, where he also got off to a bad start.

“I had to ignore it,” Bolt said. “I had trouble getting out, but I kept feeling like I could not give up.”

He couldn’t, if only because there are only three spots available in the 100 and Powell — the man who held the world record before Bolt broke it for the first time in 2008 — is a factor in every race he runs. He finished in 9.88 — 0.02 behind Bolt and 0.06 faster than Michael Frater, who will be a part of the Jamaican 400 relay team, which also is trying to defend its Olympic title.

from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/bolt-blake-powell-all-safely-through-to-final-at-jamaican-olympic-trials/2012/06/29/gJQAWaJaCW_story.html

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Yohan Blake was born on December 26th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yohan_Blake

December 26th, 1989

12 + 26 +1+9+8+9 = 65 = his life lesson = Worldly success.  Making it big time.

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