Beware of Dogma:
See, a problem with e-mail or message board is really you can't get the "tone". Absolutely not; on the contrary, I welcome your "dogma". It's been fun thinking the counters. Hey, if Skuj has not been a pest to me, I don't see who else can! (Skij: I said you're "not" so don't get me wrong).
In regards to "style", in fact, I meant a bit different from "technique". Most of us run pretty much correct "technique" or know about what correct technique should be. Straight back, arm swing straight, look forward and not down, lift your knees, etc. That sort of things. "Style" to me, is more or less what Lydiard explained as "driver" and "puller". Frank Shorter once said, while commentating world XC, who's the best "mudder" is. That sort of things. I didn't want to say anything specific because, once you generalize something, you get crucified at letsrun.com message board; it dawned on me, looking at pics of Mottram and Willis the difference of their "styles". Willis has very choppy strides while Mottram sort of leaps. At the end of the race, particularly in a short distance like 50m to the finish, everything else close to equal, choppy stides will have the advantage because they are on the ground longer; thus generate more power. That's more or less Nakamura school's thinking (remember Seko's choppy strides?). But seriously that IS another consideration and YOU and pictures of Willis and Mottram reminded me of that.