Facts, Not Fiction


Conversation Between norunner and Gabriella2

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  1. Lückenkemper once stated she doesn't want 400 and with the problems with her feet that kept her from running 200, she would not be any help. Mayer has had constant health problems for the last two years, adding a new event wouldn't help there either. The problem is, we lack basic 400m speed, we need 4 women capable of running sub 52 for a decent 4x4, we never have more than one or two. And because DLV is too stupid to know what is best, we leave our best at home. Marie Scheppan was the third fastest German last year and at age 17 is a huge talent. But the U18 in Györ was too close to the German champs and she didn't want to run more 400m so soon after Györ, so DLV refused to select her for the Berlin 4x4. Such stupidity doesn't deserve a fast relay.
  2. Hi. I was re reading the w4x4 splits from London 2017. It made me think, I wish Germany would take more risks with its selection for the final.
    Spelmeyer was 6th at the exchange; Mueller took them to 4th but Gonska dropped to 6th. though Mergenthaler was 7th fastest on leg 4, she would have been 3rd fastest on 3rd leg and kept GER in 4th. Then...the risk...shove someone like Luckenkemper or Mayer on leg 4! I know they probably wouldn't be up for it, but just look what Knoll did in 95 on leg 2. Andrea Thomas also regularly ran 400 legs. Time to put a 200 girl on a leg!
  3. Hi
    So I've just read that Burghardt is moving to a new training group, under Philip Unfried.
    I'm not sure what I think about that. My knowledge on him is fairly limited, but I know he coaches Ivona Dadic and has taken her to good things. I've also seen him trading Talay on Instagram. But.. and maybe this is unfair of me, but I've always been suspicious of Dadic and Talay separately, and it's only today I saw that Unfried has coached them both.
    What are your thoughts? Do you know much about him? On a purely training level, Burghardt has been stuck at 11.3-11.4 for a while now and this change may help. And Unfried has made Dadic a medal winner at EUROPEAN level.
    What do you think?
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