>> Monday, November 18, 2013
Just a normal guy getting ready for a normal track meet:
Just a bunch of normal runners in the starting blocks ready to start a normal 100 meter sprint:
Just a group of runners sprinting down the tra... wait... WHAT?
Are they racing on ALL FOURS?!?
Yep. They are.
Kenichi Ito from Japan broke his own World Record last week for the fastest 100 meters on all fours. Yep, that's a thing. Here he is in action. You have to see this.
Direct link: http://youtu.be/DFxSNDhYzXg
He ran (well, maybe "galloped") 100 meters in 16.87 seconds. That's very impressive. When I think about that in relation to the final, nasty 16x200 track workout that Coach Jen had me do before the "Midsummer Mile" road race this last summer... I was only able to get down to 31 seconds twice in that workout. That's 15.5 seconds for 100 meters. And this guy did about that pace on all fours. NUTS!!
Here's Ito running by himself in 2012 when he set his previous World Record of 17.47:
Direct link: http://youtu.be/Wc17_6HQdrQ
Direct link: http://youtu.be/66gMk7k7QgY