You obviously don't understand athletics or the human body
Should be fun wrote:
Close to the 10k mark may not be 100% out of the picture!
Eatons's PRs only total 9370. This is still less than Dan O'Brien's PR total of 9572.
Also it took ~50yrs for the Dec WR to go from 8000 to 9000. Ashton just clipped the WR by 14 points. It would be a rare accomplishment to boost the WR by even 100 pts.
Here's a great decathlon resource: http://www.decathlon2000.com
The greatest decathlete to date Daley Thompson,Nigerian father.Dan O'brien,black father.Rafer Johnson gold Rome, Milt Campbell gold Melbourne,both African Americans.
That's interesting, Jim Thorpe was of mixed race as well.
When I saw him at the NCAA meet a year ago, his Jav technique didn't look as good as a decent H.S. athlete.
While his technique might not be as good as some high school javelin only throwers, it is very functional...
He uses just a few crossovers to build a rhythm and accelerates through the finish and pulls through the tip for the most part. It obviously works good enough...