Hey Rojo and Wejo and the rest of letsrun,
Would love to read a letsrun debate on who the Female GOAT is. Seems as Though it could be any number of women now... What do you guys think?
Mr. Demeanor wrote:
The IAAF Scoring Table shows Paula's marathon time equals 28:48. Statisticians have analyzed all the World Records, and Paula's is the best. GOAT. /THREAD
VDOT for 29:14 10km: 75.1
Equivalent race times based on VDOT:
Half marathon: 01:04:17
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Because there has never been a more doped athlete (or training group) in all of professional T&F
Ok so why not Wang Junxia?
Ignoring doping questions and just looking at the facts:
Set 2 WRs that were once thought unbeatable (3K and 10K, the 3K is still standing and the 10K lasted for over 20 years and seemed preposterous until Ayana somehow managed to break it), broke the 5K WR during her 10K WR as well. Ran 3:51 1500m, breaking the WR (only finishing second to her training partner). Also ran 2:24 marathon.
Won an Olympic Gold, an Olympic Silver, and a World Championships Gold.
Sure, her career didn't last very long, but for those few years she was undoubtedly the GOAT.