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Tennis player Andy Murray became the latest athlete to have his bipedal locomotion mentioned in the same sentence as Usain Bolt. In this occasion it was Murray’s trainer, Jez Green, comparing his pupil’s acceleration to the fastest man on earth.
He’s been clocked at moving at 10 metres per second over very short intervals, maybe even as short as a single step, which is as fast as Usain Bolt. I’m not saying that he is that fast over 100 metres but he has great acceleration when he is chasing down a drop shot.
It appears that neither Murray nor Green is aware of the Curse of Bolt, otherwise they would have steered clear, especially right before the Australian Open. Green also said that Murray could run a 400 in 53 seconds, which doesn’t seem too unreasonable.
Jesse Squire previews the weekend’s best matchups. There are lots of them.
Dan Rather Reports profiles the Kenyan Scholar Athlete Program.
Toni Reavis reflects on a conversation he had with the retiring Felix Limo.
The Bowerman released their women’s preseason watch list.