keveri wrote:I thought Jim Ryun held the AR at 1:39?
learn to think
as i stated above, i have seen most every < 1'43 live, apart from coupla each Kip's/Johnny's/Cruz's/Rudy's 1'42s
i have seen every 1'40/1'41 live on satellite...
( apart from mickey-mouse firenze )
that's 10 of 11 live on satellite/cable/etc
how many guys on the planet do you think can claim the same ???
quite simply a quantum leap above any 800'er who ever lived off just 1500 training !!!
i can assure you, from a guy who has seen 10 of 11 live-on-satellite/cable < 1'42,
on a '70s synthetic off just 1500 training
But that notwithstanding, if Letsrun people are far too conservative, perhaps you are batshit crazy?
you clearly are clueless
have you never heard about :
- ideal pacing
- non-existent quality pacers in '60s
( they got good in '70s
'70s pacers are probably even better than rubbish nowdays apart from magut pacing asbel only to 1400 in monaco-'14 !!!
magut ran 3'30.6 year after, but coudn't even get Asbel to 1100 in '13 monaco !!! )
- ideal drafting if elite cares to follow given weather/race $$$
- hyenas behind, like souly succumbed to in oslo
( even Asbel has to be considered a hyena as the oslo weather was suicidal to chase 3'44 for an african
the african pacers collapsed by 800, offering rubbish 1'53+ )
( i like him lot more now he went for 3'44 in disastrous unafrican weather )
Ryun is a quantum leap better than any 800 guy than anyone who drew breathe
wouda been nice if he actually trained for it...