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Subject: RE: Coach says that in majority of high level 1500m races, the last 100m is NOT the fastest 100m of the "kick"? True
Depends on the race and the guys in it. History shows that in the big championship races, sometimes it's the back stretch 100 which is the fastest, sometimes it's the last curve (penultimate 100) and sometimes it's the last one. The greats need to be able to produce their fastest in any of these last 3. Here's a few examples from some of the classics over the last 35 years: -
So from the 7 above (and of course one would need to take a lot more races to get a more conclusive pattern), we see that in 3 of them, the last 100 was the fastest, in 2 of them the penultimate was the fastest, in 1 of them the backstretch 100 was the fastest and in the other (EL G's 97 World victory) it was the 100m straight after the bell.
So, I'd say your coach was partly correct but it isn't always the case.
Partly correct? The coach said a majority. Seems to me, your example backs that up, 4 out of 7.[/quote]
I would say that in a majority it is the fastest. 3/7 it was the last 100m however in 4/7 in was one of another 3 100m stretches therefore making the last 100m on average the fastestHit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.
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