View Full Version : Track star or random guy?
09-04-2011, 11:05 PM
I need to know this guy's secret. Watch the light blue shirt close to the camera.
09-04-2011, 11:46 PM
That had me crackin up for some reason lmao
09-04-2011, 11:55 PM
Hey, I saw some potential there. :p:
09-05-2011, 05:36 AM
He had the cajones to do it.
09-05-2011, 09:22 AM
Do they have weight classes in track? :D
09-05-2011, 11:08 AM
American Samoa's Sogelau Tuvalu was the limelight in the first day (morning session) of the IAAF World championships in Athletics, Daegu 2011. The 17-year-old big guy who may weigh at least 130kg or almost 300 pounds ran an incredible (for the size!) personal best 15.66s (-0.9) in the heat 4 of men's 100m preliminary round.
09-05-2011, 12:13 PM
Sogelau Tuvalu had no shot, but wins big in 100m loss
Second-slowest 100m in World Championships history hardly a waste of time for teen
By Joe Battaglia, Universal Sports
Many people view the preliminary heats of the 100m at the World Championships as an utter waste of time.
Athletes from American Samoa would beg to differ.
Over the years, the tiny South Pacific island nation has produced some of the slowest sprinters in the history of major championships, which is understandable because none of them were sprinters.
But all have been memorable.
In 2001, people did a triple take when Trevor Misipeka took to the track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpjigCffIX8) in Edmonton. Weighing in at a whopping 290 pounds - or 21 stone for you locals - he went to Worlds thinking he was competing in the shot put. When the American Samoan Athletics Federation realized that IAAF standards had changed, they entered Misipeka in the 100m instead. He unsurprisingly finished last in his heat, recording a time of 14.28 seconds and earning the immortal nickname Trevor "The Tortoise."
Two years ago in Berlin, 22-year-old women's shot putter Savannah Sanitoa found herself in a similar situation. Tipping the scales at 210 pounds - or 15 stone - Sanitoa crossed the finish line in 14.23 seconds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4CLUB0XrEc), losing her heat by nearly three seconds but managing to escape being slowest in the 100m on the day. That title went to Tioiti Katutu of Kiribati, who labored home in 14.38.
The Daegu edition of the World Championships introduced us to 17-year-old Sogelau Tuvalu, another shot putter unable to gain entry into the men's field for that competition. So like his predecessors, Tuvalu crouched his massive frame into the starting blocks for the 100m...
Read more: http://www.universalsports.com/news-blogs/blogs/blog=blockheadblog/postid=551389.html
14.28 seconds isn't too bad for a guy his size.
Edit: Oh, he ran a 15.66. Some other samoan guy ran the 14.28.
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