John G wrote:Amos' style is horrible. Even worse than Mark Everett.
Does anyone know who is coaching Amos and what advisers / agents he has around him? He ran 1:41 in perfect conditions with perfect pacemaking. He may never get close again.
Rudisha storming away like a madman is not perfect pacemaking. Perfect pacemaking is having an actual pacemaker who hit the marks they tell him to and doesn't run away. And perfect conditions? You gotta be kidding me, an 18 year old kid runs the second best time ever behind Rudisha when it mattered most and you make it sound like it was just coincidence.
I didn't say or imply that his performance was a 'coincidence', just that pacemaking and conditions were perfect.
Rudisha did not storm away like a madmen. He ran a first 400 at the same pace, or possibly slower than the rabbits used by Coe, Cruz and Kipketer when they ran their 1:41.7s. He opened up down the back straight at a similar point to the one at which the aforementioend rabbits would have stepped off the track. I forget at which point Amos moved into 2nd but I'm sure he benefitted from a little drafting far longer than Coe, Cruz or Kipketer.
He may be a consistent 1:40.x runner next season but there are plenty of runners who produced the performance of their life at an early age and never quite scale the same heights again. Kaki's pb is nearly 3 years old - he may not go faster. Cruz peaked at 21.. .. .. ..