John Wesley Harding
ahaha not even break 25.
almost any African kid breaks 25 with 0 training.
We are not talking about an overweight couch potato American.
Is it not said that bekele did not stress aerobic system while young. A lot of African kid walk/run a lot to go scool and play games like soccer. It is not even training but they are in good condition.
Working in an African farm all day long, walking a lot, playing soccer games when kid is way enough for bekele to break 17 and probably 16'.
Well said. Half the responders to this thread seem to be envisioning Bekele strapped to a gurney for 25 years in advance of this experiment, whereas your average 25 year old Ethiopian farmer (especially one at racing weight) is pretty fit. Never mind the fact we’re talking about perhaps the most talented 5k runner we’ve seen.
My guesses are:
Impromptu weekend race: 15:39
1 year of dedicated, intelligent training: 13:20
Lifetime best after a few years: 13:00