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Old August 19th 10, 02:29 AM posted to rec.running
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Default Sprinters running a mile...

Unless I missed it, one has to take into account that in a decathlon the
1500 comes at the end when the athletes are spent after 2 days and
perhaps 16 hours on the scene.

Surely, if a decathlete decided to run only a 1500 meter race, his time
(regardless of his decathlon PR would improve anywhere from 5-15 seconds

When they run the 100 meters, they are fresh and their times are close
to their optimal potential. Not so in the 1500.