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RE: Is Rupp the most genetically gifted white distance runner ever?

Food_for_Trolls wrote:
Absolutely. If anyone can let me know if Rupp or Webb (or any of the other white guys) could run and win an Olympic even at 113 degrees temperature and the next day come and win another one. Or running the 1500 and 5000 within an hour and establishing world records on both during a qualifying race for a country, then come to the Olympics and win both events within 2 hours, one day later win his qualifying heat for another race and a day later win another event at 113 degrees followed by another gold less than 24 hours later.

I am talking about Paavo Nurmi. Webb and Rupp are mice genetically speaking compared to Nurmi.

So now you bring some ancient runner in comparison to a modern day runner. How's like trying to compare Otto Graham or Sammy Baugh with Tom Brady. Lol. So lets play this stupid game: For one, Rupp has smoke all Nurmi's times, especially the 5 & 10 by huge margins. Secondly, Rupp's had to face far tougher competition in the "dime a dozen" superbly genetically gifted Kenyans & Ethiopians. Rupp's Bronze in London against the Ethiopians is huge for a non-African runner in the 10000 in this era of African dominance. You should be on top of that.

What's next? Are you going to start comparing Rupp's marathon talent with that of Pheidippides? 😅

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