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Subject: RE: David Rudisha is given 4 years to get the US Olympic Trials 'A' Standard for every running event. Could he do it?
[quote]bmi overweight wrote:
Really interesting hypothetical - thanks for posting. Before answering, I do want to rant just a little bit on a pet peeve of mine that you brought up.
I think there is just as much you can do to train a 100 as a 10k - why are top sprinters training their asses off if your statement is true? I understand the sentiment - some folks are really fast and others (e.g. Bill Rodgers) will NEVER break 10.5 no matter what. But consider a true short- sprinter e.g. Mo Greene; even if raised on a diet of soccer and then track like Cruz, this guy is never breaking 1:46 for 800m, and will never sniff 2:20:00 for the marathon. People pick (or their coaches choose) certain events to specialize in for a reason, not because some events are more trainable than others.
I would say you are completely wrong on that, but it is just an opinion and you are entitled to it.
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