I like how we're all pretending the ability to stack ten+ years of training on each other has nothing to do with genetics. Durability/longevity is a genetic gift severely lacking in people like Webb, GF etc
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.[/quote]
2 mile- 8:59.6
You must be a juvenile right? It is absurd to compare times when science and training methods were not even advanced. Not to mention shoes, track surface, temperature etc. Not to mention, that these "ancient" athletes did not ran for a living, they had day jobs too. Have a freak like Nurmi be alive today with all the advances in training methods science and technology, and dedicated only to running, Rupp will be eating his dust. These "ancient" athletes could care less if it was hot or not nor could care less how separated their events were, they were warriors, not commercial domestiques.