1) did he got out with the lead pack and slowly fade?
2) was not he not able to run with the lead pack for the first km?
3) was he gaining the entire race?
Just some thoughts.
FWIW - He ran a faster pace than Rupp did...
Ivy Leagah wrote:
Oh, please. The fellow who won NYC is not 20 years old - I can guarantee you that much.
I've spoken with a junior world champ who told me to my face that he was 25 at the time of his win.
Age documentation is spotty in Africa - at least in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, etc. And one can literally have one's birth certificate altered for a fee.
Not This Year wrote:
Chris Derrick ran faster than that in high school.
Nice to see Chris Derrick posting on here.....
Since no one else has said it, I will.
Drew Hunter's form sucks! If the kid wants to get seriously fast and compete with the best in the US or the world, he needs to improve his form.
harder than it looks wrote:
Old Man Wither wrote:
Hunter should be compared to other college freshman. That's it. He was offered a professional deal that he could not turn down. I'm sure there are very few LetsRunners who would have turned down that deal. However, we should not expect the deal to turn him into a world class runner. We can't expect that out of him for about 4, 5, or even 6 more years. Adidas is taking a risk signing a high schooler for a decade long contract. We have to wait to see if that'll pan out. We won't be able to tell in the fall of his first year as a professional.
Well, maybe he should be compared to college sophomores instead. He turned 19 on Sep. 5. He's about as old as you can be and still have just started freshman year.
Wait so he was born after the regular cut-off date for any given grade which is usually in August and sometimes July, depending on where you're from? Yeah totally unfair to compare him to others in his grade...
My birthday is Sep. 4 and you'll never be able to convince me I have some sort of unfair advantage because I was born in September. You're ridiculous. It's not like his parents held him back a year.
I think the point he's trying to make is that age wise, he might as well be a sophomore.
Someone compared him to Barraza and noted he was a Senior. But if you look at Barraza's birthdate, he's almost exactly 2 years older than Hunter. So it's like a Soph vs. a Senior.
I believe the point that the poster was likely making is that if you are using age as a reason for boosting what he does, you have to use it on the other side too.