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Tightie Whitey
RE: Junior 800m World Record Holder's Coach/Dad Says Athlete's need to train more traditionally

Coevett wrote:

Tightie Whitey wrote:

Wha??? wrote:

Roundabout wrote:

Stap wrote:

If you're not East African, you're not going to win the 800m at the Olympics. Facts

20-25 years ago they were saying that 800m was the only distance non-Africans had a chance at.

What sense does that make? How did non-Africans crush everything from 60 meters to the marathon the past 20-25 yrs?

The evidence at the time was pretty good. Coe's record had withstood years where Africans could attack it and then three white guys won the Olympic 800. It seems reasonable that the statement was accurate.

Non-Africans haven't been dominating like you seem to suggest They may be showing that they can still be relevant.

They were probably saying that 25 years ago because the 800m is the least benefited by ped usage. Also, apart from the epo 90s, 1500m times aren't significantly faster than Coe, Ovett, Cram. Young white runers are starting to believe again. When this British lad reads one of you ebony fetishists claiming that white men can't run he can just has to click on YouTube and watch Coe runninig 1.41 40 years ago or Cram looking superhuman at the 1986 Commonwealths.

Your reading comprehension is poor.

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