Just looking at the numbers, it would seem these performances were super-enabled. It might be the track, it might be doping, but the numbers invite scrutiny.
benefit of the doubt wrote:
I haven't read this thread. But if a woman can run 14:11 I'm not surprised she ran run 29:17.
I'm not naive that some of these runners could be doping.
The US women haven't been competitive at 5000 for a while. Now the 10,000
But if Molly Huddle can run 30:13, and set a huge PR, why can't Ayana?
The conditions were perfect.
Where do we draw the line on who was and who wasn't doping in the race?
I haven't read it either, but you are right. The 10000 has always been soft because no one has ran it hard. Always sit and kick. 29:17 could be totally legit and the backlash is wrong IMO. Athletes aren't allowed to improve anymore?[/quote]