NOP Skeptic wrote:
Help a brother out wrote:
The Cain Train is still at another level, although that is not to take anything away from the Efraim Train, which is picking up speed.
When Mary comes into form again, I suspect it's going to be clear she is the top runner from the US.
I think a lot of the reason I haven't been rooting for Mary is that I wasn't following the sport lat year when she was setting her (insane) records. Nothing against her personally.
What's the most impressive of her times?
Is she the greatest female high school distance runner ever?
None of those. 4:07 at US indoors this year at altitude.
Cain's 4:07 converted to a 4:01 with altitude conversion
Plus on top of that it was indoor so I would subtract a second or 2 if you're converting to an outdoor track w/ good weather, I think if she was in an DL meet outdoor in the same shape she had currently been in, she could've gone sub-4... People just looked at her 4:07 like it was nothing, but it was actually very phenominal! Efraimson ran 4:07, sea level, DL meet, outdoor, good weather, lots of competition around her so yes, I do think Cain is still on another level than her, and any comments about them being just as fast as each other, I honestly don't understand... If Cain skips the Junior Curcuit and just concentrates on DL (which I think she should do), then she will definitely break 4 later on this year (probably in Brussels)...
Her 4:04 was run mostly in lane 2, could have almost certainly been a 4:00. And I'm not ventolin, I'm trying to be conservative here.