recognizer of clowns wrote:
[quote]Natty Dread wrote:
Whether a world-class performance is turned in by a Greek, an African, or an American, it is still a world-class performance.
True. Even if no runners with world class talent compete in an event, I guess you can call the best walk..er runners who do show up "world class". Btw, I'm world class at running that little trail back on my local hill. Nobody has run up there faster than I have.[/quote]
That's an illogical conclusion.
The best performances at running event would be the winners of that event regardless of whether their performance was world class.
There are lots road races across North America every year, most of which are won without a world class performance.