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Rupp ran 4:01, 8:03, 13:37 and 29:09 in high school. By himself his hs PRs beats everyone on the list except Fernandez at 3000. Rupp has more raw talent than all of them put together.
The argument is not just about how fast Rupp ran in high school, but that he had a VERY competent coach, an altitude tent, a NIKE lab testing his blood to make sure he had all his essentials...
What we are saying is by the time he was 18/19, he was not a RAW talent, but a partially developed one. Jager was less developed by that age.
My argument is that it is conceivable Jager could run these times clean because he is slightly more talented. I'm also not saying Rupp definitely has been cheating, but he has had a lot of advantages and some are even debatably unethical though not illegal. Then there is the possibility he has been doing illegal things.