Old Ultra Guy wrote:
So says the great Amby Burfoot, whom I greatly admire.
What's the Women's Equivalent of a Sub-2:00 Marathon?
Some say Paula Radcliffe has already run it.
By Amby Burfoot
Published December 23, 2014
(...) During her peak running years, Radcliffe was frequently tested in Jones' physiology lab, so she has left behind an impressive and unusual exercise footprint. Most top marathoners excel in either their VO2 max or their running economy, but rarely both. Radcliffe, however, produced top laboratory scores for VO2 max, critical velocity/lactate threshold, and running economy. At her best, she seemed to represent the perfect storm of marathon runners. Note the researchers: “Radcliffe’s superior economy and critical velocity allowed her to run at high absolute speeds for extended periods.”
Anyone here were present and did watch the Paula´s tests results in Jone´s physiology lab, or you and Amby Burfoot just says what had been report without any prove that the results were that ones ? Thanks.