gh wrote:Preston is a known shit-disturber who walks the fine line...
What an incredibly dishonest and sh**ty, thing to say. Trust me, I don't want your giant spoon.
fasttrack85 wrote:While it is true that alot of young sprinters don't always progress into their later adult years it however is also true that once people reach into the upper echelon(time wise) or running it is very rare that is is a one off. For the women 100 meters i would say sub 10.80 is rare air. The majority of the women in that category have proven that it was not a fluke run( Flo Jo, Marion Jones, SAFP,VCB, Kerron Stewart, Carmelita Jeter). Likewise think of the men sub 9.80 sprinters(Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay, Yohan Blake). The 100 is one of those races that it is hard to get lucky with. If you reach the upper stratosphere of that event you are either genetically special or really know what the hell you are doing. Barring severe injury and the decline of good health I am a firm believer you should be able to do it again with the examples I gave above to back up what I say.
You're history suggests you are a bit too thin-skinned to accept correction, much less criticism - even if constructive, but...here's what you said first:
fasttrack85 wrote:...Fast people run fast if you break 11 seconds by that much of a margin at such a young age it should be duplicated over and over...
You can narrow your argument to NOW say "the elite of the elite" as opposed to "fast people" but the fact remains that fastest times tend to be outliers for a lot of prodigies. Darrel Brown, MLF, Dawn Sowell, D'Andre Hill? There are more athletes who peaked at early post teen than athletes who peaked beyond because of life (grad school, injuries, etc). Go look at IAAF.org. One of the new additions is that they have the age at which athletes set their mark in brackets on the all time list. That means that for retired athletes, the number in brackets is the age at which they set their PB that sits on the all-time list.
Of the top 50 women performers, fully 16 are on the list at age 23 or younger. Of the 56 men on the all-time list, fully 17 were aged 23 or younger. Also, its fairly well established that Lalova had a flier, but that doesn't mean she had less ability than the other women.
As for Li Xuemei. She ran 22.01. That correlates and is NOT a one-timer. And, the following year she ran 10.95. To fair-minded people that's as good as backing up the 10.79
Stop taking things so personal, I'm just saying your point doesn't hold water. And, for someone who suggests that their posts are placed through the rigors of logic, facts and relevance - such glaring omissions of your presonal mission statement points to the opposite. The fact that you won't accept that you're wrong and just say "my bad" tells me something extra.