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Kim Stevenson
I have to admit I cannot remember details about what the East Germans questioned or who I got that info from. However, if I remember rightly, I believe amongst other questions it was about the downhill striding in respect to the "angle" of the down hill and if it was too steep the possibility of injury if the atheltes did not run down the hill correctly.
I do recall that they took the general idea of a "slight" downhill to enhance leg speed.
I have heard Arthur talk about that on few occasions.
I have a copy of the East German Training Manual (I picked it up in the early 80's at a Coaching conference .. Translated to English)so will check it out to see if there are any references there.
Sorry to be so vague.

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