gh wrote:user4 wrote:As for Jenner, I consider his 8618 in 1976 to be quite exceptional considering the state of training and support that he had in that era.
we've been down this road before; Jenner's training/support (by the time '76 rolled around) was close to equal to what anybody has today.
lets just take some time and explore that road... It should be clear that 1 year of training/support (before your PR/WR) is not quite like having 4 to 8 years at that level of training/support.
It is still hard to fathom that nothing has changed in training for the Deca .. in 40 years.