1 time doesnt make an expert wrote:
Other than Ritz 2008 Olympic Marathon what serious success has Hudson had in coaching the marathon?
Didn't most all of his runners underperformed or DNF'ed in marathons in 2012.
Hansons have 2 big success stories but over 14 yrs and 70+ athletes.
I think Hudson and the Hansons showed they CAN get it right depending on the situation and person, but I wouldn't say they have the event figured out.
Zap, McMillan, Hudson, Hansons, Jerry, Alberto, TUSAM all occassionally have success but more often miss than succeed. The Hudson probably have the best batting average of the lot but then they specialize in the event. But their success rate isn't exactly that impressive, compared to Canova, and Rosa and a few others.
There is definitley a measuring bar than needs to be used in comparing coaching. THE QUALITY OF ATHLETE THAT THEY ARE WORKING WITH. Let me give you some basics and then start measuring successes.
27:30 should be able to run 2:06
27:45 = 2:07:30
28:00 = 2:09
28:15 = 2:10:30
28:30 = 2:12
28:45 = 2:13:30
29:00 = 2:15
29:15 = 2:16:30
If you do not feel this is legit, I will gladly use whatever equivelancy standards that you see as legit. This way we can discuss how a coach is doing rather than having the same level of expectations for a 27:30 guy and a 29:00 guy.