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|Author: ||Consider This|
|Subject: ||RE: Could the US be better if we identified/singled out top talent at an early age for training? |
It has not been established that it is possible to identify world class runners at age 6 or 7-But, even if it were-what is the point of athletics-is it to generate Olympic Gold medals, or is it to provide opportunities for children and adults to have fun. I would argue the latter. It is bad enough to have baseball teams for 10 year olds recruiting all across town-or high school football teams forcing children-errrr young men-to specialize in that sport to the exclusion of all others. We need less structure and competitiveness for 6 year olds-and 16 year olds-not more.
This is a good point.
Also, OP, let me know when the Chinese produce a decent male distance runner.
To combat message board spam (by non runners). We are making people answer a brief question before they can post on a thread that is over 20 days old.
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