"that is as good and as comfortable as you can look as a sub-44 quarter miler... all you budding quarter milers out there, this is how it's supposed to look in the final 100, relaxed and composed." - Ato Bolden
Looking at the winnning 400m trials races, I'm amazed at how calculated and disciplined the splits were for both Merritt and Felix.
Allyson Felix ran splits somewhere around 24.1 / 25.6
LaShawn Merritt ran splits somewhere around 21.1 / 22.9
What was most impressive was Merritt's 3rd 100m on the turn, in which I think ran about 10.9 or 11
These were Merritt's approximate splits:
200m - 21.1
200-300m - 11 (32)
300-400m - 11.9
Seems to me I should be able to run 26 / 28.5, but I haven't been able to do it.