It all depends on the sprinter’s forte and the strategy at work. Is he/she a great starter or is he/she a strong, experienced finisher? How does he/she run curve or the backstretch? Let’s look at Jamaica’s 4x1 world record quartet of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, in that order. Carter, who runs the curve well and is one of the best starters in the world, ran the lead-off leg. Frater, with rapid stride turnover, gets up to top speed in a flash and can hold that speed until handover. Although Bolt is the fastest of the four, he ran the third leg because he’s the best on the curve and can open up a lead that’s hard to close, especially when the experienced Powell is on anchor. Powell has been known to run down rivals in a relay, moving the team from as far as 5th to 2nd place within only a hair’s breath of the winner.
Remember though, running the relay is a team effort and the interconnecting parts must be in sync and fully utilized, so that the baton can go through the exchange zone as quickly as possible to get optimum result (fastest time).
Who is Jorel Bellafonte?
He is the Cayman Islands’ national junior and senior 800m record holder (1:59.58). The 17-year-old who attends track and field powerhouse Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica, became the first Cayman Islands athlete to go below 2 minutes in the 800m, when he accomplish this feat at the 2010 Carifta Games held in his homeland last April. Bellafonte also competes in the 1500m as well as the 4x400m relay.
Who is the highest paid track & field athlete in the Caribbean?
That would be Usain Bolt. His exact earnings remain top secret; however, with an appearance fee (last year) of some US$250,000 and numerous sponsorship deals, he is clearly ahead of the pack.
Who is the top male 800m athlete in the Caribbean?
With a personal best 1:46.26, Aaron Evans leads the Caribbean in the 800m ranking in 2010. The University of Georgia junior and Bermuda native accomplished this feat during the 2010 outdoor season and is considered the best of the current 800m runners from the region. The fastest time ever by a Caribbean national is 1:42.85 by Cuba’s Norberto Tellez in 1996.
Who are the Caribbean men that have gone under 10 secs in the 100m?
Usain Bolt (Jamaica 9.58),
Asafa Powell (Jamaica 9.72),
Nesta Carter (Jamaica 9.78),
Ato Boldon (Trinidad & Tobago 9.86),
Obadele Thompson (Barbados 9.87),
Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago 9.89),
Yohan Blake (Jamaica 9.89),
Derrick Atkins (Bahamas 9.91)
Daniel Bailey (Antigua 9.91),
Churandy Martina (Netherlands Antilles 9.93),
Mario Forsythe (Jamaica 9.95),
Raymond Stewart (Jamaica 9.96),
Marc Burns (Trinidad & Tobago 9.96),
Michael Frater (Jamaica 9.97),
Silvio Leonard (Cuba 9.98),
Percival Spencer (Jamaica 9.98),
Kim Collins (St. Kitts & Nevis 9.98),
Darrel Brown (Trinidad & Tobago 9.99),
Lerone Clarke (Jamaica 9.99)