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    Holloway's reaction reminds me of Donovan Bailey when he broke the 100m WR in Atlanta. Amazing how well some of these NCAA athletes have been doing here in Doha. Holloway really with a dream season.
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    Well, it looks like Holloway's summer-season drop off is the right thing to do; he raced but seems to have focused on returning to a top level, Roberts seems to have done that also but he got that unusual DQ.
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    Doing a college season, US trials and then a significant number of races in Europe is probably too much. Not racing between the trials and the WCs is probably not enough. Something between the 2 is perhaps ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATK View Post
    Holloway's reaction reminds me of Donovan Bailey when he broke the 100m WR in Atlanta. Amazing how well some of these NCAA athletes have been doing here in Doha. Holloway really with a dream season.
    Maybe what's more amazing is why more of them can't carry it through.
    They aren't climbing Everest on no oxygen. Imagine if your accountant said s/he'd run out of energy before the end of you tax return. If you want to see what is possible physically, look at cycling.
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    Holloway probably didn't push to be ready for the individual summer meets so he could stay sharp to a degree without compromising recovery and training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mal View Post
    If you want to see what is possible physically, look at cycling.
    Cycling isn't nearly as demanding on the body as running.
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    Holloway looked like the world champion in the semi, so kudos to him for coming through with the win.

    Shame about McLeod's performance here. It sucks that he impeded Ortega.

    I'm happy to see the ever-consistent Shubenkov with silver and the resurgence of Martinot-Lagarde. It feels like the latter's been struggling with injuries for years now.
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    Daniel Roberts has gotta be sick...probably had the best chance for Gold, besides Holloway.

    He’s young, but you can’t take anything for granted. Anything can happen, next Yr and beyond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Cycling isn't nearly as demanding on the body as running.
    Very true. Also seems to be comparing runners who are sprinters with endurance cyclists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mal View Post
    Maybe what's more amazing is why more of them can't carry it through.
    NCAA indoor champion, indoor CR, NCAA outdoor champion, outdoor CR, world champion. Has any college athlete ever had a better season than Holloway?


    Quote Originally Posted by mal View Post
    If you want to see what is possible physically, look at cycling.
    Cycling isn't nearly as demanding on the body as running.
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