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Lots of helping wind, twice the legal limit, but still … 9.98 is the fastest any U.S. high school student ever ran 100 meters. The high school record is 10.00. This 9.98 translates to 10.16 with no wind and 10.07 at the legal limit. The second fastest time in the country this year is 10.26.

Matthew Boling of Strake Jesuit in Houston is also #2 in the country in the 200m and #1 by over a foot in the long jump at 26’3″.

 
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  1. Dtbb says:

    I have never seen a dash run right to left. I wonder why? The track had markings at both ends?

  2. JimB says:

    Maybe white phenotype is rapidly adjusting to competition.

  3. @Dtbb

    Maybe they changed based on the wind direction? If Boling had run a 10.34 into a 4.2 meter per second headwind, maybe two track nerds in Sweden and Finland would be excited …

    • Replies: @Dtbb
    , @James Speaks
  4. jon says:

    He almost looks like he is leaning back as he runs, is that good form? I assume it must be OK, because he won.
    Watching that reminded me of Jeremy Wariner – just one white guy in a sea of black, starts kind of slow, but wins with a big lead.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  5. Kyle says:

    This smirking jesuit school boy is a threat to the wonderful diversity of track and field.

    • Agree: Endgame Napoleon
    • LOL: Liza
  6. And he did it while wearing a choc-full invisible knapsack of privilege!

  7. If he long jumped the last 8 metres would that be a)legal and b)quicker?

    • Replies: @Ola
    , @International Jew
  8. Dtbb says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Makes me a little dubious of the distance measurement.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  9. LondonBob says:

    The new great white hope, that French fella having disappointed. Personally I feel Steve is perpetuating the bigotry of low expectations, whites used to run sub ten all the time before the man stopped us.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @FPD72
  10. Clyde says:

    Might be good enough to get him into Harvard or Stanford.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @TWM
    , @anonymous
  11. Just realized where I’ve seen this before:

  12. in 2014 john teeters ran 9.91 with the same wind, 4.2 m/s.

    of course he was 20 years old with 2 years of NCAA training, but still, that’s faster.

    none of these times count.

    boling is a regular 10.1 runner though, and does no specific training for this event, only generic sprint training.

  13. video that gives a better idea of how far ahead he was:

  14. JimDandy says:

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. How about this finish in yesterday’s London Marathon? She could have used a little wind.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  16. @Steve Sailer

    A subsequent video analyzes his stride. From watching this video, it is clear that he continues to accelerate past his competition, and the stride is the reason why; it allows a higher speed.

    Something else I got from watching was his acceleration period; even though he seems to be slow of the block compared to the competition, he keeps his head down and works to accelerate for more strides than the others. Only when he has exceeded the speed does he rear up and go into his second phase.

    The kid clearly has strength and speed, but it appears he also benefits from coaching.

    • Agree: bomag
  17. I know I was slow running track, but this is embarrassing.

  18. @LondonBob

    French sprinter Cristophe LeMaitre has two Olympic bronze medals, one in 200m and one in the 4x100m relay.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    , @Jeremy
  19. @Redneck farmer

    Don’t feel too bad. When you go out for track for one year like I did, and hear the phrase ‘pulling a plow’ on multiple discrete occasions, you figure out that your springtime after-school hours might be better spent.

    • LOL: donut
  20. Ed says:

    Record or not he smoked the competition, quite impressive. The wind was really howling.

  21. @Stebbing Heuer

    You obviously missed your last diversity seminar, where you would have learned that the invisible knapsack transforms into a jetpack when activated by a sufficient dose of privilege.

  22. On a somewhat related point Penn State QB Trace McSorley seems to have got a request from scouts to work out with defensive backs at the NFL draft combine and turned it down. His dad is said to have played CB at college level. It seems Trace had played some DB in HS and had scholarship offers there but it’s not clear from articles online if it was at CB. He ended up being drafted by the Ravens in the later rounds.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  23. @Steve Sailer

    In March, Matthew was the number 1 high schooler in both the 100m (10.22 secs) and the long jump (8.03m – 26’10 ft). He will compete for the University of Georgia next year. UGA’s men’s track and field team won the 2018 D1 Championship. Matthew has a fraternal twin brother. His parents:

  24. @Reg Cæsar

    He’s a pale man, but his facial features and curly hair might indicate a touch of African.

  25. LondonBob says:
    @Steve Sailer

    He has done well enough, 200m bronze is impressive, but he really needs to get in the 100m final at the Olympics for me to notice.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  26. Who was the last white kid to hold the US high school record in the 100 meters?

    The last white guy to hold the world record was West Germany’s Armin Hary, in 1960, at 10.0 seconds. According to Wikipedia, only a handful of non-black guys have run the 100 meters in less than 10 seconds, and, as far as I can tell, only one white guy has done so—Christophe Lemaitre.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_metres#Ethnicity

  27. @Clyde

    Might be good enough to get him into Harvard or Stanford.

    Unless his grades and test scores are truly terrible, he’s a shoo-in, I’d venture to guess. There are not many Jesuit school educated white kids around these days that hold track and field records.

    Stanford would be a better choice for track and field, though, judging by his family background, he can probably pay for a private track coach at Harvard.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  28. sb says:

    Must be an albino

    • Replies: @WaPa
  29. Interestingly, he has a twin brother, though I don’t know if they are identical twins.

    • Replies: @Jon
  30. Anon[234] • Disclaimer says:

    My math teacher in high school was Carl Lewis’s track coach on the side. He rented time on a track at a local community college and had a stable of runners. They held the 4 x 100 relay WR for a while. He later quit teaching and was Lewis’s coach and manager through the L.A. Olympics and beyond, sprints and long jump, just like this kid.

    I was on the track team that year while in his math class. He had coached the track team in addition to teaching math up until the previous year, but as you might expect, he was pretty tough, and parents’s complaints got him reassigned. If only they had known! Even as a fired coach he would occasionally show up at practice and tear us some new assholes.

  31. Jeremy says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Filippo Tortu is another White 100m runner who went sub 10 secs, He ran 9.99 an Italian record.Like Le Maitre he is tall ( 6ft 2 ) and thin.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  32. Ola says: • Website
    @Henry's Cat

    Legal but slower.

    Most kids have the instinct to jump at the end of the race and have to be instructed to just keep pushing against the ground.

  33. Realist says:
    @Dtbb

    I have never seen a dash run right to left. I wonder why? The track had markings at both ends?

    What difference does it make?

  34. Jon says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Feel sorry for the twin

  35. Wait, is this allowed? Think of all the hopes and dreams of the other runners that he dashed.

  36. snorlax says:
    @Triumph104

    Nappy hair gene = speed gene?

    • Replies: @M_Young
    , @Buffalo Joe
  37. He identifies as black, so this essentially proves nothing.

    • Replies: @M_Young
  38. @Jeremy

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Tortu

    He ran a 9.99 a week after his 20th birthday. His family is from Sardinia, which is a center of early farmers.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
  39. @LondonBob

    LeMaitre only won his 200m bronze medal by about 3 inches. It was close enough that could have declared it a tie and handed out 2 bronze medals.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  40. @TelfoedJohn

    Could be. But his dad is more conventionally white looking (and has a white job as a high paid lawyer) and has curly blond hair. His father looks like kind of a cross between William H. Macy and Dana Carvey. I couldn’t find a picture of his mother.

    There’s an actor — he was in those really GOPish Cadillac commercials — who is super blond but looks kind of sub-Saharan.

    Jeremy Wariner, who won the Olympic 400m gold, was a slightly SSA looking white too, but it was hard to tell if he was slightly black by descent, or if you just have to be black looking physically even if you aren’t to be an elite sprinter, or if you just have to adopt black body language to intimidate your sprint rivals.

  41. @Anonymous55uu

    It’s probably a better career path to be an unsuccessful NFL QB than to be an unsuccessful NFL CB. I was looking up QB Mike Kafka of Northwestern U. from about a decade ago who was notable for his name. He bounced around the NFL for awhile, completing 11 out of 16 passes, but two for interceptions. He went into coaching and a year ago got hired by Kansas City as their QB coach, which means he coached Patrick Mahomes to 50 TD passes last year and the NFL MVP award. So Kafka’s doing well.

    • Replies: @BK
  42. Someone’s going to say this proves race does not exist.

    • LOL: James Speaks
  43. @Steve Sailer

    The Sardinian flag depicts four chaps the Sardinians managed to outrun

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  44. @International Jew

    You cannot even have a 100m race since race does not exist.

  45. @Triumph104

    “Matthew with his very proud parents”

    Right. I’m guessing that’s his dad in the red?

  46. I wonder, how much can a sprinter improve his time by training for a specific event like the 100M?

    What’s the upper limit for this kid?

    • Replies: @International Jew
  47. @Stebbing Heuer

    This should inspire at least a half-dozen resentful thought-pieces in The Atlantic.

    • Agree: Liza
    • Replies: @James Speaks
  48. @Steve Sailer

    “or if you just have to adopt black body language to intimidate your sprint rivals.”
    by the way I think body language is an very interesting aspect of HBD which is discussed rather seldom.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @res
  49. @jon

    The relatively slow start indicates to me that the other runners have more pushing power, but pushing is slower than what Boling does down the stretch. Notice how he continues to pull away. I would be interested in a comparison of his 20-60 time versus his 60-100 time.

    Another thing is his recovery. The leg is bent until the thigh is brought forward, and by the time the thigh is pointing straight forward, the lower leg is ready to touch the ground. His stride is much longer than the competition. When he brings his leg down, it touches the ground briefly as if he is kicking the track backwards. In a way, this is similar to what swimmers and paddlers do; they concentrate on brief, intense periods of action-reaction to gain speed.

    The kid clearly has style advantages.

    • Replies: @Morongobill
  50. “The center of the ecological range will also tend to have more genetic diversity per capita (with consequent heterozygosity) but express it less due to dominance whereas the periphery of the ecological range will have less genetic diversity percapita (with consequent homozygosity) but will tend to express that diversity despite recessiveness.”

  51. @Dtbb

    Carlos Snow broke the world record in the 100 at our high school cinder track and he was such a Bo Jackson clone we believed it for a second. Then we rechecked the distance.

  52. Anonymous[187] • Disclaimer says:

    The kid looks somewhat Negroid in facial features.

  53. Element59 says:
    @Dtbb

    Speaking as a track coach, the 100m is sometimes run in the opposite direction to avoid racing into a strong headwind. The tailwind during this race was well over the legal limit and the 9.98 time will be noted in the records book as wind-aided. Still, it’s a very impressive feat regardless of of the conditions.

  54. That list of names on the scoreboard… lolz!

    • Replies: @jim jones
  55. He has a legitimate shot at a medal in Tokyo if he improves a bit. The long jump is very impressive.
    Usain Bolt is retired so that opens up the field for the 100 meters.

  56. @Steve Sailer

    Wariner had a write up in Sports Illustrated after either the Olympics or World Championships in 2005, he is 1/32 Native American according to his mother. One of his great great great grandmothers was I believe if memory serves, Cherokee. His mother said if he spent a lot of time in the Sun his skin would get a slight bronze tint, which she attributed to the Cherokee ancestry. I think Wariner is somewhat blondish as well.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  57. @The Alarmist

    Painful to watch. Maybe running in leg warmers wasn’t the best idea.

  58. Blond High School Kid Matthew Boling Runs 9.98 100m Dash

    ‘Pretty Fly for a White Guy’ was punchier.

  59. Fredrik says:

    Does this sprinter play football? I guess the coach thinks he he’s to slow to be playing defensive back?

    Doesn’t pass the eye test…

    • Replies: @Truth
  60. TWM says:
    @Clyde

    He’s headed to the University of Georgia (UGA) for what it’s worth.

  61. jim jones says:
    @Gunnar von Cowtown

    What triggered your sense of humour:

  62. So is this kid the equivalent of a dark-skinned Black getting a perfect 800 on their math SAT?

    On a related note, I recall the 2018 Boston marathon was especially cold and wet. The men’s race was won by a Japanese guy and the top 3 female finishers were White. Maybe it’s just too warm for Whites and Asians to win.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Brutusale
  63. Steve

    No joke…..Boling looks like Tyson Gay’s half-brother….Tyson Gay’s half-white younger brother…

    Carl Lewis threw his 18 year old son into the US Army…..

  64. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    He kind of looks like Blake Griffin, but less black than Griffin.

    His curly hair and facial features are also an Irish phenotype, the kind that was caricatured in Thomas Nast cartoons and resembles fetal alcohol syndrome. He attends a Catholic school in Texas, so I imagine he likely has some Irish ancestry.

  65. @candid_observer

    Coaching helps mostly with the first ten yards — using the starting blocks, and the acceleration. But a guy like this has already had that coaching.

  66. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Actor Neal McDonough. Captain America: First Avenger, Band of Brothers, Boomtown, a bunch of CW superhero shows playing a villain.

    Devout Catholic. Terrific actor.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  67. @TelfoedJohn

    Tel, as long as you are reaching, maybe ax him to see his Johnson.

  68. @PiltdownMan

    Pilt, the Jesuits do love them some athletes. Their Prep schools get all the doctor and lawyer’s sons they can handle, but they love to walk you past their trophy cases. Check out St. Ignatius in Cleveland with 10 Ohio state football championships and Georgetown Prep a frequent national lacrosse powerhouse.

  69. @snorlax

    snor, Hmmm, lots of nappy haired Sicilians in my family but just fast enough to out run those pudgy Irish cops.

  70. @Harry Baldwin

    It’s okay to be white, and really, really fast.

  71. @James Speaks

    He clearly excels at the striding portion of the race so it’s not surprising that he also has great times in the 200M and 400M. In fact, he is pretty spectacular at a bunch of events.

    Boling’s Personal Records
    200m – 21.83
    400m – 47.16
    4x100m – 41.78
    High Jump (in) – 6-5.25
    High Jump – 6-7
    Long Jump (in) – 22-5
    Long Jump – 24-2.75
    Triple Jump – 42-5.5

    https://tx.milesplit.com/articles/238328-is-matthew-boling-the-best-athlete-in-texas-track-and-field

  72. AceDeuce says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I remember reading an article on Wariner years ago. The YT cuck writer described how Wariner’s black teammates “playfully” hazed him, snapping towels and pulling pranks on him, and referring to him “affectionately” as ” White Boy” and other “nicknames”

    Yeah right. If the races were reversed, the noble suffering colored boy would have gotten the full Jackie Robinson BS revisionist history treatment–making him out to be Black Jeebus in the Garden of Gethsemane, and no doubt leading to the expulsion of the eeeevilll whites.

    • Agree: Dannyboy
    • Replies: @David In TN
  73. @Hypnotoad666

    That’s almost half a decathlon.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  74. “On a somewhat related point Penn State QB Trace McSorley seems to have got a request from scouts to work out with defensive backs at the NFL draft combine and turned it down.”

    he doesn’t want to be scott frost.

    “What’s the upper limit for this kid?”

    under 10, under 20, under 45. 27 feet long jump. 28 feet if he’s coachable into one of the greatest jumpers ever, but who knows. the long jump ramp is 40 meters, so long jump and triple jump are mainly about how fast you are moving forward when you leave the ground – all world class long jumpers are 10 second 100 meter runners too. his long jumping might just be a side effect of him being a 10.1 100 runner at 18.

    the main issue. if the georgia coach uses him as an all around scorer in order to win NCAA meets for georgia, instead of developing him into a world class sprinter.
    something that happens all the time in most NCAA sports. probably only wrestling, tennis, golf where this doesn’t happen, because it can’t happen.

    “According to Wikipedia, only a handful of non-black guys have run the 100 meters in less than 10 seconds, and, as far as I can tell, only one white guy has done so”

    ramil guliyev and filippo tortu.

    teeters could, but it also looks like he lost interest in track. as i’ve written many times, what is the payoff for being the number 7 or 8 sprinter in the US for 5 or 6 years? a lot of pain and training for almost no ROI. run under 10, be posted about a few times on the internet, never make the national team on a relay, think about why you wasted 20,000 hours running on a track when you should have been working on your post sports career, which will be 80% of your life after you get to about age 30 and can’t quite peak at 9.99 anymore.

    “The new great white hope, that French fella having disappointed.”

    lemaitre never took track that seriously, and you have to at the international level. he was just a random teenager they found in the countryside, and was more interested in engineering, and chasing girls, than running on a track. he never got an international level coach, that is what held him back the most. and almost no weight training. incredibly, he stuck with his local coach his entire career. he was fine with this, since he wasn’t as serious about it as the other sprinters. definitely a disappointment in general considering his talent level at the 200. he should have been running near world record 200 times the last few years.

  75. @Hypnotoad666

    Holy smoke, 6’7″ high jump and he’s not even a highjumper. If he can learn to pole vault, this guy could win the Olympic decathlon already.

    He could be the next Bruce Jenner.

  76. chasing 9 is a waste of time for most of these guys. it’s not a coincidence that all the 9 runners are not american. why?

    1) too many other sports opportunities in the US. make millions of dollars playing one of many ball sports? or waste your sports career chasing 9, for zero dollars and a big yawn and shrug, if anybody even notices.

    outside the US, your choices are soccer, or track & field. and that’s about it, so more sprinting talent ends up there. with observable results. lemaitre, guliyev, tortu. and the next guy will probably be a foreigner too.

    2) US track and field is set up to eliminate any sprinters who are not african. similar to football, every step of the way, coaches and teams will literally take african sprinters who are slightly slower, give them scholarships, resources, or professional contracts, instead of taking other sprinters who are similar in ability but not african. it doesn’t matter that track & field is a measured sport with much less guesswork. ostensibly it’s based on the premise of unrealized talent, but more practically, it’s just simple discrimination. no, the best players don’t always play.

    enough guys figure this stuff out, and go do other things. otherwise 9 would have happened years ago in the US, probably a decade or two ago.

  77. @International Jew

    I agree. I competed in the decathlon in high school so I know about the events. His 100 meter
    time is faster than world record holder Ashton Eaton’s. He would have to bulk up some for the throwing events. May be his college coach should encourage him to try it.

  78. “Holy smoke, 6’7″ high jump and he’s not even a highjumper. If he can learn to pole vault, this guy could win the Olympic decathlon already.”

    or the world record holder could win the olympic decathlon.

    but since track & field is strictly about the 100 meters and nothing else, nobody even realizes a french guy broke the decathlon record last year.

    ashton eaton world record in decathlon – posts, discussion, wondering how good he could be at football.

    french guy world record in decathlon – radio silence.

    google even has this hilarious result if you search for “decathlon world record”:

    View post on imgur.com

    ashton eaton has the world record. oh, well, actually, it was improved upon by this boring, non-vibrant guy. but he’s not interesting, so we’ll continue to say that the guy who doesn’t have the record, still has the record.

    steve talks a lot about google retconning searches. how’s that for one. they flat out say the guy who got beat still has the record anyway. they just can’t let that go, even in something few people care about.

    germane to the topic, steve could even make a post “Blond French Guy Breaks Decathlon World Record, Google says Nah, I don’t think so.”

  79. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    There’s an actor — he was in those really GOPish Cadillac commercials — who is super blond but looks kind of sub-Saharan.

    That’s Neal McDonough. He has that Irish phenotype I mention above. McDonough is very Irish – from Boston, both parents are Irish immigrants, he’s a devout Catholic, has 5 kids, refuses to even do kissing scenes in movies.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  80. @prime noticer

    Mike Rogers……around 10-8 in the world…made a bundle of money…several million probably….

    Tell me with a straight face …anyone…Usain Bolt wasn’t using steroids…..Carl Lewis big time steroid user….

    I find it interesting that Carl Lewis has a son…you know with all the rumors….not much about the young man’s mother….adopted son?…..biological son?…adopted son as in adopting an underage boy like Graham Chapman did?…….There be something very wierd about the whole thing…

    • Replies: @Paul K
  81. mhowell says:

    Here’s another interesting race from the 2014 Texas state meet Boys 400m 4A Finals.

    My son competed against this kid in the Area meet. Best kick I’ve ever seen in the 400m.

  82. Anonymous[188] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    Yeah but that’s funny

  83. Well he better have at least five kids AND donate sperm to fertility clinics.

  84. res says:
    @Erik Sieven

    by the way I think body language is an very interesting aspect of HBD which is discussed rather seldom.

    Any thoughts on how much is cultural vs. genetic?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  85. @International Jew

    Well, he would need lots of steroids to alter his endocrine system in a gruesomely freakish way….if you know what I mean……

  86. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I performed a search of Texas marriages. Only one result returned for Mark K. Boling– a 1999 Harris County marriage to a Monique E. Brown.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  87. @anon

    Here’s what I’m guessing is the athlete, both parents, and a brother:

    A very blond family.

    • Replies: @anon
  88. Midtown says:
    @International Jew

    But hopefully not the next Caitlyn Jenner.

  89. Hank Yobo says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    White boys CAN jump, at least in the long, high, and triple jump events!!

  90. @Triumph104

    bored identity assumes that Kid Flash inherited the wind, and that hoodie from his grandpa – who apparently earned it first for all the valor and bravery his elite unit had shown during the Battle of Stalingrad.

    Proof ?

    Daily Salon’s Beast Feed already got Matthau’s grandpa’s picture from his yearbook:

  91. @prime noticer

    That is remarkable. Here is the ‘truthy truth’ you will remember and believe . . . [and here is the technically-true-truth just so we can deny being the lying liars who lie that we really are].

    Even the Wikipedia article that comes up in the search now simply states:

    The current official decathlon world record holder is French [sic] Kevin Mayer, who scored a total of 9,126 points at the 2018 Décastar in France.

  92. anon[239] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    Exactly. I commented about this last year. All you have to do to have Whites dominate the marathon, albeit with slower times, is have it in 40F temps with rain and a headwind. Cold, nasty weather is raciss.
    This year, with warmer temps, social justice was restored at the Boston marathon, with most in the top 10 being (East) Africans.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  93. I’m just surprised the brothers didn’t stop running and pretend they all pulled a hammy.

    Anyone who’s beaten black dudes in basketball knows what I’m talking about.

    • Replies: @Ola
    , @Ian M.
  94. Terry says:
    @Dtbb

    They do it all the time in High school track depending on which direction the wind is blowing. Since the wind was blowing from right to left, he ran that way to take advantage of the wind. So that is why it was wind aidded. A fantastic time regardless. They did the same thing at the regionals in Arlington.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
  95. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I cannot decide whether your repeated use of “blond” is (a) a preventative tactic to avoid any potential defamation liability, or (b) a cheesy high school debate tactic such that you have an out and can remain technically correct.

    Anyway, I’m not looking to pry into this kids personal life, but this is a good exercise in Bayesian analysis

    Maybe he is an EXTREME outlier in talent, the likes of whom’s sprinting and jumping ability hasn’t been seen in a white guy, in oh, I dunno, forever.

    On the other hand maybe he’s admixed even though he has light skin, blond hair, and refers to two white people as his parents.

    After all,
    (a) his hair is curly and his facial features look unusually black and
    (b) someone with his Dad’s name, in the same county they live in today, married a woman named “Monique” a year or two before he would have been born.

    Or maybe he was adopted– the circumstances are open ended here.

    The Bayesian bet is unquestionably that he’s admixed. It’s the old mean and bell curve relationship.
    The math isn’t even close!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Puerh
    , @res
  96. Puerh says:
    @prime noticer

    The funny thing is that Kevin Mayer didn’t just beat Ashton Eaton’s record, he smashed it 9126-9045 for an 81-point improvement. For comparison, Eaton only improved the previous record of Roman Šebrle in 2001 by 19 points.

    If Mayer were American and in the Olympics, I imagine he’d get at least as much press as Eaton did. He is tall, handsome, and has a good personality, along with social media savvy:

  97. @anon

    Does curly hair correlate with higher testosterone levels?

  98. Here’s a brief interview with young Matthew Boling.

  99. Puerh says:
    @anon

    Well, he certainly looks like his father at least.

    I knew someone in school who had the same tight blond afro, blue eyes, squared face. He was constantly asked whether he was part black but he claimed to be 100% German. More likely, he had some Irish ancestry given the part of New England we were in. As others have pointed out, the Irish have a range of phenotypes that resemble Africans or even Australian Aborigines.

    Perhaps Irish phenotypes look especially African to American eyes because so many African-Americans have substantial Irish ancestry.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
  100. He was constantly asked whether he was part black but he claimed to be 100% German.

    It’s impossible to confirm, of course, but at least some of the internet discussions say he’s of mostly German ancestry.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    , @James Speaks
  101. res says:
    @anon

    Is this them five years ago?

    https://my.reason2race.com/MoniqueBoling/KemahTri2014

    Does this move your Bayesian assessment?

    • Replies: @anon
  102. @Steve Sailer

    I’ve heard baldness correlates. Probably from bald guys.

    • Replies: @anon
  103. @res

    Character actors and stage directors would likely have some observations on body language differences.

    • Replies: @Anon87
  104. @Unladen Swallow

    Wariner had similar body language to his black track team teammates, but that’s either something you pick up from proximity or it has to do with your body type.

    In general body language isn’t much studied. I met some German ethologists in 2001 who studied it rigorously recording hundreds of hours of people interacting. I suggested to them that they could get new ideas from talking to comic actors, like Wayne Brady and the other guys on Whose Line Is It Anyway. If you just tell those guys a situation, they can often transform themselves into a particular kind of person (over)reacting to that situation in a kind of cartoon realism. But the German scientists didn’t like that idea.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  105. Why are we doxxing this kid’s family again? Not a good look.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @res
  106. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Wariner also wore a necklace, earrings, and sunglasses during his races, like Michael Johnson did around that period when Johnson was the most famous track athlete. That sort of thing, along with body language and speech patterns and accent, you typically pickup and adopt from social proximity.

    Easygoing English scientists would probably warm to your idea about talking to comic actors. Stuffy German scientists never would.

  107. Dtbb says:
    @Terry

    Must be a Texas thing. I just looked at the satellite views of about 20 high school tracks in my area and only one was built to be able to start a straight line sprint from two ends. It was the newest school though.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  108. Dtbb says:
    @Puerh

    My niece has the tightest, blondist curls I have ever seen. Believe me there is nothing in the woodpile. Growing up I had two friends who were brothers in the O’Connor clan. Of the six kids, five had natural fros. The parents were born in Ireland. FWIW.

  109. @Dtbb

    Exurban Texas public high schools have built some zillion dollar sports facilities in this century.

    • Replies: @Cranky Bob
  110. @Dtbb

    Because this is a better news story than. The 10.50 he would have ran into the headwind.

  111. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @res

    Are those the same people? The man (Dad?) in particular looks different.

    But yeah, it was kind of hottake-ish and I wouldn’t speak so absolutely.

    There are a lot more white Moniques than I realized. Curly hair is common enough in whites that it’s meaningless. I knew that and it really didn’t enter into my thinking, but I did list it.

    And I went to school with a white guy (or a guy I assumed was white, anyway) with a similar face and did not think he was part black.

    • Replies: @res
  112. The Irish phenotype is very mysterious:

  113. @Steve Sailer

    His mother was also a fast woman.

  114. @anon

    All you have to do to have Whites dominate the marathon, albeit with slower times, is have it in 40F temps with rain and a headwind

    Sounds like a good part of Ethiopia, where a lot of great marathoners have been from. Average lows of 45F-50F year round.

    • Replies: @anon
  115. LondonBob says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Blond curly hair is a common enough German type, Rudi Voller being the exemplar. Boling is a German name.

  116. @PiltdownMan

    Hails from the Black Forest, no doubt.

  117. Ola says: • Website
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Lol! Very true, but it is actually common among white sprinters too – men and woman, boys and girls.

  118. Anders says:

    His form looks great to me. You can see a big difference between his driving/pushing phase and his upright top speed phase. It’s kind of hard to tell from the bad camera angle, but it seems to me that his backward lean is kind of an illusion due to his great front-side mechanics – i.e. a high kneelift that allows for a long strike down (which is really the limiting factor in generating top speed).

    Also, the big tailwind allows for a more erect posture, while a headwind forces a crouched posture to reduce wind resistance.

  119. Brutusale says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    How much do your track shoes weigh? Add water. How much do they weigh now?

    According to Evil Google, the average marathoner takes 55,334 steps during the race. The added water weight will slow a slight, 140-lb. SSA more than it will a more robustly built white/Asian.

  120. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clyde

    The question is, why would he want to go to those two great bastions of brainwashing and waste four to ten years? He should take a trade and open up a business as a plumber or electrician and make ten times the money he would in most walks in life.

  121. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Shirley Temple was a pretty feminine lady, not a hint of masculinity.

    • Replies: @Truth
  122. Truth says:
    @Fredrik

    No, Don Wassal, there is no mention of him ever playing football, so probably doesn’t pass the heart test.

    BTW. The kid looks albino and Herschel Walker looks Amazing for mid 50s. Don’t hate.

    https://www.dawgnation.com/mens-track-and-field/watch-uga-signee-runs-nations-fastest-100-meter-time-in-high-school-history

    • Replies: @anon
  123. Truth says:
    @anonymous

    Shirley Temple was a pretty feminine lady, not a hint of masculinity.

    {Cough…cough…}

  124. res says:
    @anon

    Are those the same people?

    I’m not certain, but I think so. I was kind of hoping someone with a better eye for that sort of thing would comment. But Desiderius is right about the doxxing not being a good look so probably best to just let that part of the conversation die.

  125. FPD72 says:
    @LondonBob

    Whites in high school used to run sub-10 second hundred YARD races. This was a 100 METER race, a shade over 110 yards.

  126. Ian M. says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Michael Johnson knows that trick too.

  127. @AceDeuce

    My brother told me an anecdote he heard from a man who was on an SEC football team. This man described the players as “a bunch of thugs. The only way to deal with them was to stand your ground and not back down.”

  128. @JimB

    Stopwatch faces are white!
    #WakandaStopwatchesCorpFUBU
    23andMe says the kid has one drop of Kenyan blood.
    The “winner” ran on magic dirt that THEY applied when no one was watching.
    (Trying to parry each schizo thrust of the loony left’s.)

  129. WaPa says:
    @sb

    Obviously you have never seen an albino lol. An albino has pure WHITE hair “all over”. So, since this kid’s perm is brownish and his eyebrows are definitely brown, he’s NOT an albino lol.

  130. WaPa says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    It looks like a perm to me lol.

  131. WaPa says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    It looks like a perm to me lol. Although his nose is very wide but so is his father’s.

  132. @Steve Sailer

    Lemaitre also won a bronze in 200m at World Championships in 2011 with a time of 19.80, making him the first non-African guy to run both sub-10 in the 100m and sub-20 in the 200m. Lemaitre had very poor mechanics at the beginning of races, but outstanding top end speed ( Arguably better than anyone except Bolt ).

    There is also a white British sprinter who is of Moroccan/Iranian descent named Adam Gemili who has run under 10 in 100m and under 20 in the 200m but only once each ( Lemaitre broke 10 in the 100m seven times over a rather short period of time ).

    • Replies: @eagles
  133. eagles says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    Moroccan/Iranian is not white

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  134. anon[411] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    as a bald guy i can tell you it do

    DHT for the loss

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  135. anon[411] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    do they run marathons at 4 in the morning?

  136. anon[411] • Disclaimer says:
    @Truth

    Herschel Walker looks Amazing for mid 50s

    he was a disappointment in the NFL

    poor running style

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  137. KenH says:

    Wind or no wind the race wasn’t even close. Matthew Boling looks like the white Usain Bolt. Plenty of professional black sprinters have set records with “wind aided” times.

  138. @anon

    But the Cowboys made the mother of all trades by trading away Herschel Walker.

  139. @anon

    One man’s loss is another’s gain. Wear it like Kojak.

  140. Anon87 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Indian “bobbleheads” certainly argue for cultural body language. It is jarring to see a room of them doing this as a Westerner.

  141. @eagles

    what else would he be?

    • Replies: @eagles
  142. Did they do a drug test after the race? No way can a white guy run that fast. They can’t jump either. Hey, JK.

  143. @James Speaks

    I would love to see how he does in the 200.

  144. @JimB

    Would this be a good time to remind people that John Riggins broke Gayle Sayers’ track records at Kansas?

    Blacks are better at doping than Whites.

  145. eagles says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    Middle Eastern

    “White” people are European. Whether pale Irish or olive-skinned Italian

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  146. BK says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Check Mike Tomczak OSU and Super Bowl Shuffle Bears, on the list of one of the 10 worst QBs and he played for 15 years and 5 different teams. I got paid a lot of money to be a warm body on the sideline.

  147. @eagles

    Aren’t Iranians and Berbers olive-skinned as well?

    • Replies: @eagles
  148. Anonymous[368] • Disclaimer says:
    @Whiskey

    Season three of justified.

  149. eagles says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    Iranians and Berbers , regardless of skill colour, are not white/European.
    They are Middle Eastern. Europeans have distinct DNA groups

  150. Paul K says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    Interesting. In America can you be ‘really Irish’ but not be born or live there. Perhaps never visited.
    I can’t think of another country that has the same perspective.

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