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RE: Mr. Renato Canova: Could You Please Answer a Question About Effective Ways to Improve the Lactate Threshold?
HERE's a topic for Renato and Antonio or whoever:
Why has only ONE person in nearly a quarter century beaten Seb Coe's WR time of 1:41.73??
Is it simply a testament to the greatness of Seb Coe (no matter what ANYone says to the contrary, one can not deny the brilliance of a time that is virutally unbeaten in 24 years) ??
Is it also due to lack of willingness of great 400 runners (especially from the USA) to move up to the 800 and try their fortunes there?
Is it due to the lack of Ethiopian focus on this event? Clearly their distance running ability is unquestioned, and Geb and Bekele have shown brilliant acceleration (speed potential), and lastly Kenyan runners have had GREAT success at 800 (I think that almost 1/2 of the top 20 and top 50 all-time performers are Kenyan), so.....couldn't the Ethiopians have great potential in this event? Is their heritage too firmly in distance running for them to think 800??
Is it poor training by many of the elites??? Are too many elites focusing too little on endurance, or on the flip side, too little on strength training/weights (which Coe did a lot of)??
What do people think about this lack of 800 WR improvement (which is ever MORE amazing in this age of steroids and EPO, which in combination should help an 800 runner tremendously), and where do you think the first sub 1:40 runners will come from??
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