Who wins the VO2max Race?


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Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:11 pm

I want to know who has had the biggest v02max recorded, the highest I know is L Armstrong with 83 something, but there have been some phenomanol athletes who must be up there. What about Coe, Ryun, Geb, El Guerrouj, Ian Thorpe, Khalid K etc
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 23, 2003 3:56 am

I know the cross country skiier Bjorn Daehlie has a phenomenal score
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:26 am

I heard that Said Auitia had his tested at 81. Salazar was around 75 and I believe Shorter was also in the mid 70's.

I had mine tested in college(in 1989 along with rest of the cross country team)and had 72, but I have been distance running since I was 7 yrs old and think it helped me grow up with a big set of lungs and taught my body efficiency in form and oxygen utilization over many years.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 23, 2003 12:39 pm

"Among elite male long distance runners and cross country skiers, the highest VO2 max value recorded for a male is from a champion Norwegian cross country skier who had a VO2 max of 94 ml/kg/min. The highest value recorded for a female is 74 ml/kg/min in a Russian cross country skier. "

VO2 max is at best an indirect measure of running potential. Joan Benoit Samuelson tested out higher than Alberto Salazar, but wouldn't have had a chance against him at any distance. There is a correlation between VO2 max and race times when elite runners are compared to average ones, but almost no correlation within any group of elite runners. There is, however, very strong correlation between running speed at VO2 max and race times. The conclusion drawn is that VO2 max is a reflection of the oxygen cost of maximum effort, rather than the limiting factor of maximum effort. You can read more in "Lore of Running" (4th ed., 2003) by Dr Tim Noakes.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:09 pm

You have mistaken the angle I was taking with this.
I never suggested person A has the biggest VO2Max therefore must be the best runner.
I merely wanted to know if the Olympics included Vo2max in their event schedule next year, who would the winner be and what would their levels be.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby MJD » Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 am

>I want to know who has had the biggest v02max
>recorded,

Wasn't Pre pretty high?
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby MJD » Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:04 am

>I want to know who has had the biggest v02max
>recorded

Gotta love google.

http://www.sirius.on.ca/running/vo2_js.html
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:37 pm

Norwegian speed skater and 10km record holder Kloss had something really up there, too, if memory serves.
Seems like there's one outstanding one in every sport, barring most American pro sports.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 29, 2003 4:56 pm

I heard John Kruk had a VO2max of 98.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:15 am

>Norwegian speed skater and 10km record holder
>Kloss had something really up there, too, if
>memory serves.
Seems like there's one
>outstanding one in every sport, barring most
>American pro sports.

You mean "endurance sports". American pro sports are universally power sports instead of endurance sports, so of course none of them would have high VO2 maxes. Is it any wonder our men have no depth at distance running?
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby The King » Wed Jul 30, 2003 6:40 am

Well after searching some Track and Field websites, I found the Run-Down Running Portal(which is a fantastic site!) and I found this when trying to calculate my VO2 max:

Highest Recorded Female (Cross-Country Skier): 74

Highest Recorded Male (Cross-Country Skier): 94

Steve Prefontaine,US runner, 84.4

Frank Shorter, US Olympic Marathon winner, 71.3

Ingrid Kristiansen, ex-Marathon World Record Holder, 71.2

Derek Clayton, Australian ex-Marathon World Record holder, 69.7

Rosa Mota, Marathon runner, 67.2

Jeff Galloway, US Runner, 73.0

Paula Ivan, Russian Olympic 1500M Record Holder, 71.0

Jarmila Krotochvilova,Czech Olympian 400M/800M winner, 72.8

Greg LeMond, professional cyclist, 92.5

Matt Carpenter, Pikes Peak marathon course record holder, 92

Miguel Indurain, professional cyclist, 88

The Run-Down site is www.run-down.com (for anyone who didn't already know what the address was)
And if you want to find out your VO2 max scores go to:
http://www.sirius.on.ca/running/vo2.shtml

You have to folow the instructions listed above the VO2 max calculator.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby dj » Wed Jul 30, 2003 6:54 am

John Kruk??!! I'd have thought his VO2 max was closer to 9-point-8!
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby racewalker » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:05 am

I was actually there when they tested Matt Carpenter. It was astounding. In fact, it was so high that at first they didn't believe the results and ran test gas samples through the machine to make sure that it was working correctly. (It was.) Too bad he never really gave the flat marathon a 100% shot.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby luv2run » Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:38 pm

>I was actually there when they tested Matt
>Carpenter. It was astounding. In fact, it was so
>high that at first they didn't believe the
>results and ran test gas samples through the
>machine to make sure that it was working
>correctly. (It was.) Too bad he never really gave
>the flat marathon a 100% shot.

let me guess: you were a biomechanics RA who raced in the Olympic Trials and has written a book on racewalking?

If you are who I think you are, we met in Honolulu as part of the JIM program.

Sam
drop me a line samcallan@mindspring.com
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby MJD » Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:10 pm

>Well after searching some Track and Field
>websites, I found the Run-Down Running
>Portal(which is a fantastic site!) and I found
>this when trying to calculate my VO2
>max:

That sure looks like my post from Monday.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby The King » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:11 am

I hadn't read your post.
I didn't realise that you had posted a link to the calculation of VO2 max.
Sorry for the COINCEDENCE!
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby racewalker » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:55 am

>let me guess: you were a biomechanics RA who >raced in the Olympic Trials and has written a >book on racewalking?

>If you are who I think you are, we met in >Honolulu as part of the JIM program.

Sorry. You are thinking of Mark; not me.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby luv2run » Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:48 pm

You are correct. So few people worked at the USOC (as I did) who would take on the name racewalker.
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby Guest » Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:53 am

If Carpenter could have ran a fast(time), flat marathon he would have by now!
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Re: Who wins the VO2max Race?

Postby racewalker » Wed Aug 20, 2003 9:27 am

>If Carpenter could have ran a fast(time), flat
>marathon he would have by now!

Which brings up the question of whether or not he has every run a "standard" marathon. Anyone know?

I believe that he also recently won the Pikes Peak Marathon again.
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