Thursday, 29 July 2010

Pretty Fly for a White Guy*

Lemaitre storms to victory (despite a poor start).  At 20 years old, time is on his side.  Awesome potential.

*"Talking about white sprinters, I find this absurd," he said. "I had a good race, I broke the record, but there is not much more to say. I did what I had to do, that's it. This story is too much. I don't like it."


Chris said...

Wierd. he doesn't look like a sprinter.

Asclepius said...

Aye. He is 6ft 3" and 74kg! Chambers would tear him in two (if he could catch him!).

By all accounts Lemaitre has a rubbish start and stands up too soon.

But at 20 years of age, huge strides and with god-given raw speed, he has a lot of potential.

(Although I remember Mark Lewis-Francis being an awesome teenager and in posession of a talent that never seemed to 'blossom' in the senior ranks).