That would be an awesome race. I wish it could really be arranged and hyped and run in prime-time. I can dream can't I? I think Bolt may have the edge but Bekele would be gaining on him with each stride. I think he would run out of track though.
who would win?
You, sir, are dumb. The man closes in 53 at the end of his 10ks. He can do MUCH faster than 49. Bekele would smoke Bolt over 600m. The 800m wouldn't even be worth watching.
I think Bekele is probably closer to 49 seconds for a 400. With that being said, he'd still destroy Bolt in a 600.
true. and not just b/c i'm a distance dork. those pure 100/200 guys can barely even handle a 400m, much less anything longer.
What you know about dat wrote:
Bekele hands down.
Extremely well-conditioned runners can often run within 3 seconds of their best 400 for the last lap of a 10,000, even off a moderately fast pace. This is not uncommon at all.
The man closes in 53 at the end of his 10ks. He can do MUCH faster than 49.
no, you are an idiot. In an open 400 meter race, there is absolutely NO way bekele is running in the high 46's. You are not understanding the kind of aerobic capacity that he has. Just because he can close in a 53 doesn't mean that he can run a 46 in an open 400. It doesn't work that way. So no, you get a clue.