DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenya faces the prospect of being banned from international athletics because of doping problems that have now reached “crisis” levels, according to authorities in the country. The threat of an imminent ban...
Which news are you presenting me next - that Ben Johnson has tested positive in 1988?
I know very well your reasoning, Coevett, that because of those many doping positives in Kenya it's totally natural to lie over and over again about pure facts (for example the success which Kenya has had already before 1980). And that anyone who despite those positives prefers to stay to facts which you don't like is a scientific racist.
We were discussing Kenyans, not any other nationality, when you said they (meaning Kenyans - for the grammatically challenged) dope "to run faster". That argument does not apply to other nationalities because no other country has shown that it dopes in distance running to the same extent as the Kenyans. Doping is a proven fact in Kenyan running but is merely a speculative possibility with regard to most other countries. Hence you cannot apply the claim that runners from all or any other countries dope "to run faster" because they haven't shown they dope like the Kenyans do. Your argument fails - as it always does.
By your own admission, that Kenyans dope "to run faster" means they have always doped because they will have always wanted to run faster - and we know they dope because one of their runners is busted every week. That has to be some kind of record of its own. No other country can compete with that.
Let's continue! Another round with the old non checker, who
- is not able to search the most easy results
- who doesn't know some of the biggest legends in distance running
- changes numbers dramatically for his liking
- who calls the fastest runners slow
- who calls winners and medalists losers
- who doesn't know the meaning of opinion
- who doesn't know the meaning of comparing something
- who doesn't know how to write times
- who compares the success of a single nation with the combined success of all other nations
- who almost always challenges something he doesn't like without a single argument
- who calls a runner categorically "faster" than another runner because of one PB and ignores all the other PBs and defeats
- who never ever would admit if he did a mistake - NEVER EVER
THEY (the Kenyans) don't dope, some Kenyans dope (as it seems a relatively high number in comparison to runners from other nations, but this is irrelevant for the argumentation).
For sure your own (stupid) argumentation holds true (if true at all) for any nation:
New Zealanders, Brits and Norwegians dope to "run faster" that shows they have always doped since the late '60's and '70's, because their motivation will always have been to run faster. That's how you win. So New Zealanders, Brits and Norwegians have doped for decades.
Your (stupid) argumentation is not connected to the no. of dopers from the specific country.
Some of the Kenyan runners dope with the intention to run faster (it seems this was not obvious to you) so "they" have always done so. Kenya for sure can replaced by any other country here. A classic Armstronglivs mental outburst.
"New Zealanders, Brits and Norwegians dope to "run faster" that shows they have always doped since the late '60's and '70's, because their motivation will always have been to run faster. That's how you win. So New Zealanders, Brits and Norwegians have doped for decades."(quote)
You always prove you have no idea what you are trying to argue. Unlike Kenya, in which doping has been revealed to be their true national sport, the argument that distance runners from the countries above dope to run faster misses one crucial point: none of those countries has an established record of doping in distance running. So their athletes' desire "to run faster" hasn't resulted in what we have seen in Kenya, which is a virtual disease of doping. Thus your argument above that New Zealanders, Brits and Norwegians have always doped "to run faster" doesn't follow, or we would see those countries would have doped like Kenyans. They haven't. No one has.
It is always a pleasure joining the dots for one with learning difficulties.
Yes they have smaller bodies, and that's often cited as a natural advantage. However they posses another natural advantage that is so politically incorrect, it never gets mentioned. The human brain is responsible for 20% of energy expenditure, no matter what. If you were to have a smaller brain, you use less energy, plain and simple. If a european or east asian has say a 1300 cc brain, and these kenyan runners average out at 1000cc, why that tiny brain only requires 78% of the energy. So that would mean they would only expend 95% of the energy for whatever. That's a 5% advantage.
All runners want to run faster but how is it that no one dopes in the numbers that Kenyans do? It suggests most distance runners from other countries try to run faster legitimately. But Kenyans obviously don't. They clearly prefer doping.
I think he nails it really. LetsRun is full of failed white runners. That is the average LetsRunner. Somebody who was quite talented in college, but never got anywhere near national or world class. The idea of East African genetic supremacy is comforting to them, because they can reassure themselves that it was impossible for them to have the genes to be a world beater anyway.
I remember Linford Christie on a TV discussion show in the 90's (Central Weekend). They were discussing this very subject of genes and athletic talent. He stated that he regarded the idea that blacks were inherently faster runners to be akin to likening blacks as animals, and he compared it to the media's obsession with his 'lunch box', which he again stated was an attempt to liken black people to animals.