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Richard Thompson targets consistency

Richard ’Torpedo’ Thompson plans to be at his fastest in 2010.

The Trinidad and Tobago sprinter told the Express yesterday he wants to improve on the 9.89 seconds personal best he produced in finishing second in the men’s 100 metres final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Thompson is also hoping to dive under 20 seconds in the 200m.

’I would like to run faster than 9.89. I also want to be very consistent throughout the year. I don’t want to run 10.0, 10.0 and just one race 9.8-something or 9.7-something. It would be nice to get down to 9.7-something. It’s no easy task, but [Usain] Bolt ran 9.58, so if I can’t go better than 9.8-something…I have no other choice but to shoot for those kinds of times.

’After 2008, I had a sub-20 goal in the 200, but a lack of physical strength prevented it. Running under 20 seconds would be a good indicator of my readiness to run very fast [in the 100].’….Read More

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