I don't expect distance runners to understand sprint events so it is understandable you should make such an uninformed statement. Performance in sprint and sprint/explosive related events is 99% natural talent (i.e. genetics.) The reason "all these young Americans blaze past Sally Pearson's stupendous effort and time,..." is because from an athletic standpoint the young Americans are genetically superior. One look at Pearson shows she doesn't have the natural athletic gifts these young (virtually all black except for a couple of rare cases) Americans possess. If it were just a matter of hard work and effort then Muy Thai kick boxers would dominate world sprint events because they are among the hardest and most dedicated training groups of athletes. But it doesn't work that way. I know that fact is difficult for you Commonwealth types to swallow, what with your cultural work ethic, your manifest destiny myth and all that.
Lydiard is God wrote:ukathleticscoach wrote:Yeah, funny how all these young Americans blaze past Sally Pearson's stupendous effort and time, which was the culmination of an athletic lifetime of fvcking hard work.
'She didn't fail any drug tests'
Missing 3 drugs test is the equivalent of failing at test.
Don't understand why only one year?
Our own CO 400m runner was given a 2 year ban and was only reduced to one year when they reduced it to 1 year when they believed her bs story on appeal. That was at the time when the doping ban was 2 year not 4 as its supposed to be now
12.26 always looked suspect
I once was misinformed like you, until I started learning how athletics actually works. Many, many years ago I would watch black American ghetto kids simply dominate and destroy all others in the sprint events. Many of those ghetto kids were barely eating enough food, their training consisted of a little jogging and a few sprints separated by 15+ minutes of rest, maybe a few days in the weight room in the off season. I, like you, also thought they were "lazy". And you know what? Even back then there were a bunch of Commonwealth ex-pats from places like New Zealand, Canada and Great Britain, lurking in the background bad mouthing our young black sprinters. Middle aged guys who worked out religiously, so desperate to be seen as great athletes yet lacking the most important attribute - a high percentage of fast twitch muscle fiber. Sorry, but you don't get to have a monopoly on all the good DNA. Voltaire said one should be happy with one's position in life, so why don't you just be a good chap and go back to being an accountant and enjoy watching athletics on the telly, instead of wasting precious time (remember that work ethic) bad mouthing American sprinters on a message board.