If I win 130 mile races and don't break 5, are you going to be impressed? She is a legit athlete but unless your winning world championships, you should be running races where you lose occasionally.
As far as Herb Elliot, it is a lot more impressive to be undefeated at the end of your career than at the beginning.
[quote]not surprised wrote:
you are right... we shouldn't be impressed with a 16 year old girl who ran 22.7 and 11.4. She probably dominated the local boy athletes as well.
why did you even bother posting? no it isn't impressive to not break 5 and still win a lot. but that's a terrible comparison! 22.7 and 11.2 for a 16 year old girl is great! your statement is suggests she is running 25.5 and is undefeated. She set UK jr records and is going after a world championship so back off.