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Sprint Powerhouse in Beijing 2008

Sprint Powerhouse33 (15)

Run the 100m in under 9.80 seconds.

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Achievement Guide for Sprint Powerhouse

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Achievement won on 08 May 10
TA Score for this game: 842
Posted on 08 May 10 at 07:03
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Here is the best technique I can suggest to attain this achievement as easily as possible.

Use a male athlete from any country in training mode.

Do not try to win to start with. Practice launching from the start grid exactly on the bang. Develop your own method of counting in your head so you can launch consistently every time. An almost perfect start is mandatory, and you can practice this until it becomes a skill you can routinely pull off. No amount of waggling will earn you this achievement with a rubbish start.

The best method of maintaining speed for me was waggling the right stick with the palm of my right hand, with the waggling power coming from the elbow.

I recommend the following. Wear a glove on your waggling hand because you are likely to damage the skin on the palm of your waggle hand attempting this. I'm not joking. You are using a controller to simulate a 9.8s 100m sprint. You are going to have to waggle crap out of the stick.
I suggest you hold the controller with the left hand, and use the left trigger for the launch at the start: and use the LT for lunging at the finish. I found holding the controller against the lateral (outside) aspect of my right leg worked best. If you're in a seat (like me) with your leg vertical, the XYAB buttons are towards the floor and the D-Pad is towards the ceiling. Waggle with the palm of the right hand with the waggle power coming from the elbow, thus you are essentially waggling your arm up and down, and this waggles the stick left and right.

1. Learn the timing of the start so your starts are close to perfect consistently.
2. Waggle, a lot.
3. Lunge by holding LT (or RT) with 5 to 8m remaining.

Please remember to wear the glove. I can imagine some people attempting this over 50x in a row. That would mean over 8 minutes total of MAXIMAL WAGGLING. Anyway, I'll let you know how mine heals.
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