sub 2 800> yes that is true in some cases black people have an advantage due to the fact that their bodies get oxygen to their muscles faster. It has been proven but its not in all black people. It can also be found in some white people....
GO JW!> I CAN'T BELIEVE SOMEONE HAD MY LAST COMMENT REMOVED. IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT ... DON'T DISH IT OUT! AND FOR THE PERSON WHO WROTE THAT JEREMY IS THE PERFECT MODEL FOR DRUGS ... WOW, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT STEROIDS. LOOK AT HIM! HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SOMEONE ON STEROIDS? OR MAYBE I SHOULD ASK IF YOU HAVE EVER SEEN A PICTURE OF JEREMY!
Sacha> Actually, I believe it has to do with the amount of calcium one can produce. Scientifically, when doing athletic exertions like running and jumping, the body needs, I think, calcium to power the cells and muscles. The cells of black people are able to produce more calcium than the cells of white people....
bobberrrrrr> your common knowledge is the reason USA basketball got busted in the ass ... keep ur comon knowledge to yourself.
People first realized the boy was fast when he and his African-American pal Kyle Williams kept breaking out of the herd of six-year-olds chasing a ball across rec-league soccer fields in the Dallas-- Fort Worth metroplex, leaving the rabble in the distance. But no one knew that he was fast fast until his growth spurt came at age 14 and the defensive-backs coach at Arlington Lamar High kept seeing this skinny freshman wide receiver fly past the varsity cornerbacks during spring practice as if they were fence posts. That coach, Mike Nelson, happened to be the head track coach. "You ought to run track," said Nelson.
"I play baseball," Jeremy replied.
Two months of rotting on the freshman baseball team bench corrected this notion. The next year, after his basketball season ended, Jeremy appeared on the track a few weeks after practice had begun. He trained just a few days, then was entered in a jayvee meet. He demolished the 400-meter field by 40 meters, broke the school's sophomore record with a 50.8 and walked off the track as if he'd just taken a jog around the block. "If that kid's on your jayvee," gulped the opposing coach, "you must have one heck of a varsity." He was promoted to the varsity for the next meet and tied the school record with a 48.8.
It worked better than Ritalin, this new sport. All the stress and distractions he felt in the classroom melted away as he blazed around the curves and down the straightaways; he could relax and focus for hours, absorb every detail on a track. All the frustration he'd see in the eyes of his mother--an admitted perfectionist who would refold towels and sheets if someone else had folded them--as she rode him to finish his homework each day would vanish as she leaped to her feet, bellowing as he blazed for the finish line, "Go, baby, go!"
Reggie Harrell, Arlington High's record-setting senior hurdler, at first couldn't believe that a skinny white sophomore could glide with him and the other black runners in practice, stride for stride. But the bony newcomer had a sweet, endearing nature, not a trace of machismo in him, so Reggie gave him a sweet, endearing nickname, an African-American one that meant little guy. Jeremy became Pookie to the brotherhood of sprinters and soon cherished his new name.
RE: Why isn't Jeremy Wariner more popular?