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It has been suggested that Bolt may have pulled up in the 100m because of money.
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 18, 2008 01:09PM
I just heard an interesting clip on CNBC today. The commentator suggested that Bolt may not have wanted to make his time too fast because of the way bonuses are paid. Apparently, most of the athletes with contracts from people like Puma, Nike, etc. have a clause in those contacts that says they get paid a bonus each time they break a world record.

I finally found the link to the story. Here it is.
[www.cnbc.com]

So, the conspiracy theory goes, that Bolt knew before the race that he had to win the race and take the gold, but not push it too much, otherwise he'd kill his opportunity at future bonuses.





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Re: It has been suggested that Bolt may have pulled up in the 100m because of money.
Posted by: vision63
Date: August 18, 2008 01:11PM
Gotta pay the bills.
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Re: It has been suggested that Bolt may have pulled up in the 100m because of money.
Posted by: will2000
Date: August 18, 2008 01:24PM
So he held up to break the world record by only 0.03 seconds instead of perhaps 0.13?
How did he know?
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Re: It has been suggested that Bolt may have pulled up in the 100m because of money.
Posted by: kj
Date: August 18, 2008 01:26PM
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will2000
So he held up to break the world record by only 0.03 seconds instead of perhaps 0.13?
How did he know?

He just needs to know that he can go faster next time. kj.
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Re: It has been suggested that Bolt may have pulled up in the 100m because of money.
Posted by: billb
Date: August 18, 2008 01:34PM
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Re: It has been suggested that Bolt may have pulled up in the 100m because of money.
Posted by: artie67
Date: August 18, 2008 03:05PM
Wasn't there a Soviet weightlifter that used this scheme of adding just enough weight to the bar to get "bonuses" ?
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Re: It has been suggested that Bolt may have pulled up in the 100m because of money.
Posted by: m.paris
Date: August 18, 2008 06:03PM
Yes. Back in the 70's the great weightlifter Vasily Alexiev was notorious for doing just that.
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Re: It has been suggested that Bolt may have pulled up in the 100m because of money.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 19, 2008 09:17AM
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rgG
I just heard an interesting clip on CNBC today. The commentator suggested that Bolt may not have wanted to make his time too fast because of the way bonuses are paid. Apparently, most of the athletes with contracts from people like Puma, Nike, etc. have a clause in those contacts that says they get paid a bonus each time they break a world record.
Armchair "genius" BS. He would have had to know exactly when he broke the record to know that he should slow down so as to hold something back. He could try and do something like that, but he'd have better luck if he bought a lottery ticket. He was just showboating.

Now posing for photos in front of the time clock holding up one of his shoes? ka-ching!
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