Slow The F Down wrote:
This has little to do with sprinting mechanics v. distance mechanics. Watch Powells' foot after 3:00, doesn't go past 140 degrees:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRZvlQTTCMg
Bekele is just a freak of nature.
Powell [in the video] isn't run full stride. He is pulling his leg back down to get the next stride going as fast as possible. Other sprinters back legs raise much higher. Here is a slow-mo video of several sprinters with close to 180 degree foot rotations.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH-3cHxXAK0