Finally, which is our goal ?
It's to show that White runners, European or American or from Oceania, can run fast like African runners, if have good talent (maybe not the same of African, but in any case very good), if they decide to dedicate a part of their life to a REAL training, in the same conditions of African people.
The performance of Sondre comes after the same level reached by the twins Robertson, showing possible running fast, if their choice of life is to live for the most part of time in altitude, having continuity in training (something very few African have).
With continuity it's possible to fill the gap of pure talent between European and African top athletes.
Altitude changes physiological parameters of every athlete, if becomes a normal situation, and not only an ecception for short periods (what generally happens to Europeans, going altitude before the main competitions only).
Living and training with some of the best in the World, can give the opportunity to grow, and, if there is good talent, to increase the self confidence, understanding that athletes able running under 1 hour or under 2:07' in Marathon are products of the ambience and of a mentality that doesn't know limits (because the most part don't know anything about the level of athletic performances). Sondre in Kenya trained several times with Abel Kirui and Geoffrey Kirui, while in Europe Always was alone, and this fact gave him the right concentration for running alone the last 10 km in Valencia.
I'm curious to see, now that a White athlete was able to run like some of the best Africans, how White people consider this performance in relation with doping.
Because there are two possibilities only : or people think Sondre is doped (instead doesn't use any supplement, also legit), or has to stop thinking all Kenyans and Ethiopians running like Sondre are doped.
And, again, I hope many go to riconsider the fact that EPO can help athletes training in high altitude with continuity.
I think, and hope, Sondre doesn't finish to amaze people with his future performances, in Marathon too, since the big talent of this athlete is in his mind, and in his choice to dedicate some year of his life to the goal to run fast like Africans.
During the last period of 50 days in Sestriere, he was completely alone in a small apartment, cooking himself, driving the car for moving from Sestriere to Valle Argentera or Val Troncea (that are 10 km far from Sestriere) for every long and easy run (I followed him during specific workouts only). He paid all his training activity with his own money, and till now didn't have any big income for covering his expenditures (I hope from now something can change).
The real question is : How many Sondre there are in Europe or US, as physical talent ? Of sure, probably a big number, also if not the same of Africans. But, while ALL the African runners, with (or without...) talent, try to become professional athletes, HOW MANY WESTERN TALENTS ARE INTERESTED IN RUNNING AND ACCEPT TO HAVE A CHOICE OF LIFE SUCH AS SONDRE OR THE ROBERTSON TWINS ?
This is the real limit : not doping or something else, but the real MOTIVATION fore training at the higher level, making normal a situation that, for the great majority of people, is a situation of uncomfortableness that kills their interest in our discipline.