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  • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

    Originally posted by Tuariki
    Critics always say it is pure fantasy until someone does it.
    It is pure fantasy.

    Koch took off .5 from her PB to get the world record.

    Felix is not dropping 1.5 seconds off hers, let alone 2.5

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    • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

      What is pure foolishness is to think that Felix can only go low 49. Felix ran the 400 fast enough to win in 2010. She was stronger than all of the other 400 runners that year. Her lost in 2011 at WC was because she thought she could catch the winner in the last 100. She almost did and lost by 003.

      The statisticians and historians are saying relays legs are normally .8/1 faster than the open. If you take her 2012 relay leg that puts her at 49/49.2. She ran a 48.2 relay leg after three 100s, three 200s, and one 4x100. So I think it is a safe bet that if Felix ran the 400 like she is suppose to (relying first upon her speed and then on her endurance, and not just her endurance; in other words, run it like she does the relay legs), she could break 49. I do not think that is fantasy at all!

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      • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

        Originally posted by ATK
        Originally posted by Tuariki
        Critics always say it is pure fantasy until someone does it.
        It is pure fantasy.

        Koch took off .5 from her PB to get the world record.

        Felix is not dropping 1.5 seconds off hers, let alone 2.5
        I agree - in the short run. If Felix and Richards race each other at 400 in the next four years Felix could run 47.1 by the end of 2016. Felix ran no open 400s in 2012 as Koch ran no open 400s in 1983. I agree that Koch was 1980 OG 400 champion, so my theory is speculation.
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        • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

          Originally posted by Gleason
          Originally posted by ATK
          Originally posted by Tuariki
          Critics always say it is pure fantasy until someone does it.
          It is pure fantasy.

          Koch took off .5 from her PB to get the world record.

          Felix is not dropping 1.5 seconds off hers, let alone 2.5
          I agree - in the short run. If Felix and Richards race each other at 400 in the next four years Felix could run 47.1 by the end of 2016. Felix ran no open 400s in 2012 as Koch ran no open 400s in 1983. I agree that Koch was 1980 OG 400 champion, so my theory is speculation.
          I literally just woke up from a dream in which Felix ran a 21.44 with Jeter second in 21.50!! The wind was 1.5. lol (this is crazy) I heard Ato commentating and everything. There was even a replay LMAO..... All that to say. I hope Felix can do some more damage in the 2 before she even thinks about even considering the open 4. I'm even hoping she can improve her 100m PR as well(I think she still has untapped potential in this event)..... A low 48low/mid doesnt seem out of her range of ability if she were to focus on it in the future. But as Tuariki said, she may very well exceed that

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          • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

            Originally posted by TrackFan4Ever
            What is pure foolishness is to think that Felix can only go low 49. Felix ran the 400 fast enough to win in 2010. She was stronger than all of the other 400 runners that year. Her lost in 2011 at WC was because she thought she could catch the winner in the last 100. She almost did and lost by 003.

            The statisticians and historians are saying relays legs are normally .8/1 faster than the open. If you take her 2012 relay leg that puts her at 49/49.2. She ran a 48.2 relay leg after three 100s, three 200s, and one 4x100. So I think it is a safe bet that if Felix ran the 400 like she is suppose to (relying first upon her speed and then on her endurance, and not just her endurance; in other words, run it like she does the relay legs), she could break 49. I do not think that is fantasy at all!
            Are you saying that if Allyson completely dropped the 200 and switched to Clyde Hart she could run 47.xx?

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            • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

              Has there been anyone in the history of track and field who has dropped 2.5s off their 400 PR after age 27?

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              • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                Has there been anyone in the history of track and field who has dropped 2.5s off their 400 PR after age 27?
                Not at 400 to my knowledge, but Jeter (b. 11/24/79) improved 0.84 seconds in three years at 100:
                2006 = 11.48
                2007 = 11.02
                2008 = 10.97
                2009 = 10.64
                I assume that Felix will improve over each of the next four years.
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                • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                  Originally posted by Gleason
                  Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                  Has there been anyone in the history of track and field who has dropped 2.5s off their 400 PR after age 27?
                  Not at 400 to my knowledge, but Jeter (b. 11/24/79) improved 0.84 seconds in three years at 100:
                  2006 = 11.48
                  2007 = 11.02
                  2008 = 10.97
                  2009 = 10.64
                  I assume that Felix will improve over each of the next four years.
                  Your really underestimating what kind of event the 400 is.

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                  • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                    Originally posted by ATK
                    Originally posted by Gleason
                    Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                    Has there been anyone in the history of track and field who has dropped 2.5s off their 400 PR after age 27?
                    Not at 400 to my knowledge, but Jeter (b. 11/24/79) improved 0.84 seconds in three years at 100:
                    2006 = 11.48
                    2007 = 11.02
                    2008 = 10.97
                    2009 = 10.64
                    I assume that Felix will improve over each of the next four years.
                    Your really underestimating what kind of event the 400 is.
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                    • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                      Originally posted by Gleason
                      Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                      Has there been anyone in the history of track and field who has dropped 2.5s off their 400 PR after age 27?
                      Not at 400 to my knowledge, but Jeter (b. 11/24/79) improved 0.84 seconds in three years at 100:
                      2006 = 11.48
                      2007 = 11.02
                      2008 = 10.97
                      2009 = 10.64
                      I assume that Felix will improve over each of the next four years.
                      Jeter may not like it but this probably spooks the hell out of potential sponsors. I have a hunch that Felix had this in mind when she made her cryptic comments during her Piers Morgan interview a couple of months ago.
                      MORGAN: How prevalent are drugs today in sprinting? Because there was a period when you just assumed that everybody was on it.

                      FELIX: Yes. Well, hopefully it's not as bad as it has been in the past, but to be honest, it's still around, you know, and --
                      MORGAN: Do you have suspicions about some of your rivals?

                      FELIX: Well, of course. Yes. I think that that's the tough thing about track and field is when you watch it, there's some things that are very obvious.

                      MORGAN: Like what?

                      FELIX: Like your body changing. Running times that are -- having huge drops sometimes. Those are things that aren't natural. And when there's a progression like that, it's -- it raises some suspicion. I think it's, you know, it's only natural.
                      http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/ ... mt.01.html

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                      • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                        Originally posted by Gleason
                        Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                        Has there been anyone in the history of track and field who has dropped 2.5s off their 400 PR after age 27?
                        Not at 400 to my knowledge, but Jeter (b. 11/24/79) improved 0.84 seconds in three years at 100:
                        2006 = 11.48
                        2007 = 11.02
                        2008 = 10.97
                        2009 = 10.64
                        I assume that Felix will improve over each of the next four years.
                        Yes, and across 2002 to 2007 she improved about 0.33 or so, not very fast -- if you take a year when she was not training full time and had races on very secondary tracks and without serious coaching, you get a lot of differential -- and over half of the 0.84 seconds.

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                        • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                          Originally posted by 26mi235
                          Originally posted by Gleason
                          Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                          Has there been anyone in the history of track and field who has dropped 2.5s off their 400 PR after age 27?
                          Not at 400 to my knowledge, but Jeter (b. 11/24/79) improved 0.84 seconds in three years at 100:
                          2006 = 11.48
                          2007 = 11.02
                          2008 = 10.97
                          2009 = 10.64
                          I assume that Felix will improve over each of the next four years.
                          Yes, and across 2002 to 2007 she improved about 0.33 or so, not very fast -- if you take a year when she was not training full time and had races on very secondary tracks and without serious coaching, you get a lot of differential -- and over half of the 0.84 seconds.
                          11.02 (age 27) to 10.64 (age 29) will still raise the eybrows of most serious track fans. By the way, where did you find her 2002 time? The IAAF list for 2002 goes all the way to 11.50 and makes no mention of her.

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                          • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                            Yes, and across 2002 to 2007 she improved about 0.33 or so, not very fast -- if you take a year when she was not training full time and had races on very secondary tracks and without serious coaching, you get a lot of differential -- and over half of the 0.84 seconds.[/quote]
                            11.02 (age 27) to 10.64 (age 29) will still raise the eybrows of most serious track fans. By the way, where did you find her 2002 time? The IAAF list for 2002 goes all the way to 11.50 and makes no mention of her.[/quote]
                            I didn't go to 2002. The first mark for Jeter was in 2005 - about the same as 2006.
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                            • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                              Originally posted by Gleason
                              I didn't go to 2002. The first mark for Jeter was in 2005 - about the same as 2006.
                              My question was directed at 26mi.

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                              • Re: ¶2012 OG: w200–Allyson Felix (US) 21.88

                                Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                                Originally posted by Gleason
                                I didn't go to 2002. The first mark for Jeter was in 2005 - about the same as 2006.
                                My question was directed at 26mi.
                                My mistake. BTW, Jeter ran 11.56 in 2004 - not 2005. My information comes from the "Athletes" section of the IAAF site - not the Top Lists.
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