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Poster: doug burke
Subject: RE: Tegenkamp Post 5000 Meters Comments
Like a guy pointed out in another thread, Ron Clarke, who had no kick, would change up the pace all the time to try and waste his opponents, no differently than what KB and the Africans do now. The West is going backwards. Hell, Teg is far better than Pre ever was but you can bet Pre would have hung on like grim death until his legs buckled had he been in this race.[/quote]
correction teg has run faster than pre, but pre was a lot better than teg.
example when pre ran his best 5k, i belive he was top 10 on the all time list and withen 10 seconds of the 5k record. teg is not on the all time top 100 list (although at one time he was 90 something on the all time list) and tegs best 5k is 27 seconds off the 5k record.
you have to compete against your own time frame, i mean i may have a faster personal best in the marathon than clarence demar. but there is no way i ever was as good a marathoner as demar.
there are kids that barely can make a top college team and they have run 5 and 10k's faster than emil zatopek, but that does not mean they are as good as zatopek.
when teg runs a 5k under 12:50 then compare him to pre.
right now he runs faster than pre did because of the advances in training, knowledge of coaches etc. but that does not make him as good as pre at least not yet.
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