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RE: 15 year old Aussie girl runs 2:01:46!

no-fizzle list wrote:

[quote]Narnia bacon plate wrote:

Can someone name me a USA teen phenom female distance runner who went on to become an international star? Seems like if you are really good as a teen you are doooooomed.

I know it's different with sprinters, but Suzy favor is the only one I can think of...that's probably because I knew about her because I lived in Wisconsin. She wasn't running close to he times these recent ladies are though. There's so many stars who go on to fizzle.

Mary Decker, Kim Gallagher, Lynn Jennings.[/quote]

Ajee Wilson

Good grief what a stupid supposition.

The fact is there are few that become "international stars" from any background. Being a teen phenom gives you an immensely greater chance than some rando who was not a teen phenom. That is a fact.

However that does not mean all teen phenoms become stars.

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