Renato Canova wrote:
Renato Canova is here, and doesn't hide himself behind a finger, like the most part of people in Letsrun.
The fact some athlete can use doping doesn't mean this can work for the top runners.
I explained several times that, with the specific attitude and the physiological qualities of the top runners, EPO doesn't give any advantage, and I continue to support this thesis, also if can seem I'm a ignorant or a cheater.
The idea that an athlete could naturally produce blood qualities that Epo could not improve upon strikes me as possible in theory.
Renato Canova wrote:EPO DOESN'T HELP TOP KENYAN ATHLETES.
This seems like a giant and improbably leap of faith to me. Disclaimer: I am a scientist, but not a physiologist and not a coach. So I trust that you know far, far more about this than I do. But you haven't even given any reason for me to believe that an athlete who didn't quite have the ability or work ethic to be a top Kenyan athlete couldn't *become* a top Kenyan athlete with the help of Epo.
If I missed it, could you indulge me and explain why that wouldn't be possible? If it is possible, particularly in light of recently confirmed allegations about Kenyan drug use by athletes who would be considered quite elite by American standards, I think it's unlikely that all top Kenyan athletes are drug-free.
It wouldn't surprise me at all, however, if drug use is less common among top Kenyan athletes than it is among top Americans.
And whether you are right or wrong about this speculation, I continue to rate you as the single most informative coach on the internet.
Thanks for sharing your wisdom.