ny guy wrote:
I don't get why you keep going on about endurance. What makes her a unicorn is the 50 400m and the 4:16 1500m, in her only race at this distance in 2 years, and of course with goofy splits in a duel meet. Moreover, unlike most 400/800 types, she embraces endurance training and competition.
In the women's 800 endurance is crucial. There are quite a few 49 sec 400m runners; none of them are successful over the longer distance. Jarmila, with her 47x, was a stand out (a bit like Juantorena in the men's event). Mu's 1500 time means squat. She won't show md endurance until she closes on 4-flat, like Semenya could.
I generally like your takes but this is just wrong. I’m not sure what you ran or runners you have been around.
But you DO NOT have to run 49 / 4:00 to run 1:55. If she ran a 4:00 and 49.0r she ran run 1:52-:53 consistently.
Ajee is probably 52 / 4:05 ish and ran 1:55.