Nice interview with Abby here.
That's fantastic! Here are the results from that race.
Not saying they didn't train hard but is the drop in times due to new shoe technology?The times that the collegiate runners are recording, particularly in the mile, are insane. Oregon, this year alone, has four guys under 4 minutes. Two of them are under 3:51.
Covid has been really weird and I expected performances to take a hit but it seems as if many took it as a chance to buckle down and train harder.
That is indeed Lucas Bons from Dublin Coffman. It was an exciting race. And almost totally out of the blue. He hasn't even been back from his mission for a year yet.
I have been really impressed with the coaches at UK.Nice interview with Abby here.
She is looking at this with a good perspective. It says a lot about her as a young woman and the coaching that she has received. During the interview, she specifically stated she is not looking ahead to the Olympics or the Olympic trials and is taking this all one step at a time - indoor competition at Kentucky, outdoor competition at Kentucky, Olympic trials, Olympics, etc.
Some elites including Nick Willis has said they think the new spikes could give 3-5% for those that respond to them. Facilities get better and faster all the time also. I wonder if covid and remote learning curb a lot of partying and staying up all night completing school work. Would potentially cleaner lifestyles help with the incredible depth of times and marks we are seeing in most every event? A 4:00 mile is hardly anything special nationally although I still see it as a gold standard.Not saying they didn't train hard but is the drop in times due to new shoe technology?