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RE: Which is easier, getting a sprinter to become an OK distance runner, or getting a distance runner to become an OK sprinter?

EPO > talent > training wrote:

I think the sprinter -> distance runner conversion is way easier than vice versa. Didn't Obea Moore run a sub 4:30 1600 without any distance training? If he can do it, I bet there are tons of 11 flat 100 specialists that could do the sub 5 1500 off a few months of moderately high mileage.

The other way around might be impossible. Mo Farah only ran 12.98, and he's a lot faster than a 30 minute 10K guy.

Is a sub 5 any better than a 12:98?

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