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Justin Gatlin is now the fastest man alive (in fact, he's faster than anyone not alive, as well).
posted by Elpoca (31 comments total)

 
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Wait...

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posted by Astro Zombie at 11:53 AM on May 12, 2006


I wonder if he too is powered by Nutrilite.
posted by hypocritical ross at 11:54 AM on May 12, 2006


Okay, I read the FTP as fattest man alive. Then I clicked the first link and had a brief but thrilling reality crisis.
posted by RokkitNite at 11:56 AM on May 12, 2006


Ahem.

Still, wow. That's really incredible.
posted by Gamblor at 12:06 PM on May 12, 2006


Okay, I read the FTP as fattest man alive. Then I clicked the first link and had a brief but thrilling reality crisis.

Ditto.
But... wow!
posted by rhapsodie at 12:12 PM on May 12, 2006


I really like that he congratulated himself unapologetically, instead of doing the false humility/pointing to the sky thing. Good on you Gatlin.
posted by maryh at 12:23 PM on May 12, 2006


I, too, was looking forward to photos of the fattest man alive =(

Confusion set in for a few moments upon seeing the fittest man alive.

I expect someone will dig up the relevant information myself, RokkitNite, and rhapsodie were seeking.
posted by mmdei at 12:27 PM on May 12, 2006


He must have trouble keeping a girlfriend.
posted by unsupervised at 1:11 PM on May 12, 2006


Coldest man alive
posted by marvin at 1:12 PM on May 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


Fattest man alive.
posted by driveler at 1:19 PM on May 12, 2006


100 m in 9.76 s = 10.246 m/s = (22.91 mph)

Speed of the Fastest Human, Running shows this isn't the fastest speed, even by a long shot. Others have clocked 11, even 12 m/s.
posted by rolypolyman at 1:35 PM on May 12, 2006


I wonder why the IAAF article didn't mention the record was run in Qatar.
posted by beno at 1:40 PM on May 12, 2006


Speed of the Fastest Human, Running shows this isn't the fastest speed, even by a long shot. Others have clocked 11, even 12 m/s.

Since you're so intent on being pedantic I must note that, surprisingly, runners don't accelerate instantly to a uniform speed. Those darn laws of physics just get in the way....

In any case, his maximum speed certainly exceeded that of Michael Johnson.
posted by Elpoca at 1:42 PM on May 12, 2006


I really like that he congratulated himself unapologetically, instead of doing the false humility/pointing to the sky thing.

"...who dedicated his 9.76 record to God and his parents."
posted by Aknaton at 1:46 PM on May 12, 2006


Ahem.

Still, wow. That's really incredible.
posted by Gamblor at 2:06 PM CST on May 12 [+fave] [!]


By that standard, shouldn't it be Jay Garrick?
posted by COBRA! at 1:48 PM on May 12, 2006


What was that, COBRA? Some kind of sick joke? I'm embarrassed for you. Listen, when you're ready to have a serious discussion about which Flash is the fastest, you know where to find me, sir.


posted by Gamblor at 2:17 PM on May 12, 2006


The speedfoce is gone, only Jay remains.. And his clone..
posted by Mossy at 2:26 PM on May 12, 2006


Hey, that guy stole my laptop strap!

and my burrito.
posted by COBRA! at 2:29 PM on May 12, 2006


I don't know what you're referring to because that ridiculous Infinite Crisis never happened. You hear me? Never. Happened.

*sticks fingers in ears*

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!
posted by Gamblor at 2:29 PM on May 12, 2006


This thread was completely hijacked... sigh...
posted by Elpoca at 3:57 PM on May 12, 2006


fast man run fastest yay back on track now
posted by pmbuko at 7:35 PM on May 12, 2006


100 m in 9.76 s = 10.246 m/s = (22.91 mph)

Speed of the Fastest Human, Running shows this isn't the fastest speed, even by a long shot. Others have clocked 11, even 12 m/s.


Perhaps you might consider pondering the concept of instantaneous vs average speed. That is all.

My id demands snark, but I'm trying really hard.
posted by drpynchon at 8:33 PM on May 12, 2006


i'm just glad that i'm not the only person thinking this was about the fattest man alive.
posted by kendrak at 8:34 PM on May 12, 2006


Perhaps you might consider pondering the concept of instantaneous vs average speed. That is all.

So we're just guessing he's the fastest man alive since the average speed is pretty good?
posted by chef_boyardee at 9:43 PM on May 12, 2006


i'm just guessing he's the fastest known man to have run unassisted over presumably 100m from a "standing" start on a certain approved kind of track surface in a certain kind of stadium without too much tailwind and without the benefit of various banned substances for which we can test with some accuracy.

personally, though, i would be more interested to see if he is faster when thrown out of a plane at altitude.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:18 PM on May 12, 2006


Ah... world's fastest... 100m... American... and here I thought that went to the 200m champ. Silly me.
posted by dreamsign at 10:38 PM on May 12, 2006


Some day, the pedantic amoungst you will go out and run 100 meters. You'd be stunned at how fast this is.
(I spent quite a bit of time as a phototimer; and yes, met a number of the fastest runners in the world.)
posted by filmgeek at 11:36 PM on May 12, 2006


(in fact, he's faster than anyone not alive, as well)

Ah, that's where you're incorrect. Are the bioengineered track stars of the future also 'not alive'?
posted by blastrid at 12:54 AM on May 13, 2006


Pretty cool -- but I've always been fond of using the 1-mile run as the standard for "overall" fastest person.
posted by davidmsc at 3:57 AM on May 13, 2006


Coldest man alive

Oh dear god, the SHRINKAGE!
posted by spazzm at 7:09 AM on May 13, 2006


Well how about that, I was wrong!
posted by Elpoca at 7:37 AM on May 17, 2006


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