I think it`s time we don`t mention Paula Radcliffe as a possible doping case. She never was found guilty of doping so let it stay with that please. My own theory why she was able to run 2:15 at the marathon is based in the fact she ran most of her easy runs ( LSD ) faster than anybody else and up to her individual capacity ,not breaching the limit between aerob and anaerob running. She was probably capable of running maxVO2-pace at 68-69 sec / 400m , LT-pace at 4.55min / mile and aerob power pace (LSD) at 5:55- 6:20 min/ mile, training paces that gives 2:15 at the marathon!
El Keniano wrote:
Just shows when you level the playing field and allow an elite European to dope, they leave the East Africans in the dust, sending them home devastated to weep and wail at their Iten pharmacists.
Not the first time that's been proven in women's long distance.
Hell, even the Chinese proved it.
The Chinese? No mention of Paula Radcliffe?
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