Cogito Ergo Sum wrote:
Coe Caters to Millenials... wrote:
Aouita would win and he wouldn't get rid of the 5000m and 3000m steeplechase either.
Well we'll never know because Aouita dodged Coe every time.
I'd take Aouita's opinion of whether or not he could beat Coe over a random internet guy.
And you could argue that it was Aouita - first of the great African dopers - who more than any other man in athletics history got us to the present point, where steps such as dropping the 5000 and 3000sc are deemed necessary to save the sport.
Do you believe Aouita could have won the 1988 OG 5000m?
If Aouita trained specifically for the 5000m in 1988 then I am confident he would have beaten Ngugi in the final.
13:11 is an easy time for Aouita.
Aouita got destroyed by Ngugi in 1989, when Aouita was back training for the 5000m and had just broken the 3000m WR.
But who cares about whether one cheat can beat another cheat? This thread is about one of the last great clean runners in history vs arguably the first great doping era cheat. That's what makes it so interesting. The problem is that the cheat (Aouita) was so low in moral character, that he never dared face off against Coe in competition.