In 2009/ 2010 we saw the men’s 100 all time lists get attacked and now with Blake and Dix moving things around we have a serious grouping at the top of the 200 as well. Currently we have competing at the 200:
Usain Bolt (JAM) - 19.19
Johan Blake (JAM) - 19.26
Walter Dix (USA) - 19.53
Tyson Gay (USA) - 19.58
Xavier Carter (USA) - 19.63 (I know, I know only 20.53 this year)
Wallace Spearmon (USA) - 19.65
Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) - 19.80
Alonso Edward (PAN) - 19.81
and throw in Gatlin, Ndure, Ashmeade, Guliyev, Salaam, Sorillo, M. Mitchell and C. Mitchell for good measure and you have some serious talent suddenly filling up the half lapper.
In the 100 we are sitting on this gold mine of talent:
- Usain Bolt (JAM) - 9.58
- Tyson Gay (USA) - 9.69
- Asafa Powell (JAM) - 9.72
- Nesta Carter (JAM) - 9.78
- Johan Blake (JAM) - 9.82
=10. Justin Gatlin (USA) - 9.85 (go ahead and attack this one)
=10. Mike Rodgers (USA) - 9.85 (not sure where he is in his case)
=10. Richard Thompson (TRI) - 9.85
And throw in Dix, Ryan Bailey, Makusha, Frater, Daniel Bailey, Padgett and Lemaitre to get again a serious talent pool.
In next year’s Olympics both the US and Jamaica will leave a top 10 performer EVER at home. Brutal.