Sh!tstrong lives wrote:
You guys cannot predict future. Rudisha never ran faster than the time he ran his fastest race. If she does she is a doper.
But you can?
Rudisha wasn't 19 in 2012 either, and that 1:40.9 is his PB by some margin.
She's not even in her athletic prime yet, has had, at best, a year of pro level coaching, ran 1:55.04 to conclude an incredibly intense 9 month freshman track season, and you think that's her limit?
Not to mention, this was her paced race, first Wavelight race, and you think she can't go any faster?
I'm curious to hear why.
Nigel Amos. 1.41x at 18. Never got any faster. Jim Ryun. Wr at 19. Never ran any faster. Mu is a prodigy. But prodigies don't necessarily get faster as they get older.
In a paced race Mu went from 54-high for the first lap to 60x for the second with a 31sec approx for the final 200. She was tying up. At 1.55x she was at the limits of her endurance. Currently she is no threat to Jarmila's world mark that is nearly 2 secs faster. Mu may run faster than 1.55 but it isn't guaranteed - as runners like Ryun and Amos have shown.
If Mu is clean, her 1.55 may be the real wr, as I wouldn't give a fig for any of the faster times than 1.55 being clean. If she isn't - which is entirely possible in this sport - then there are still several other dopers faster than her.