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Old 02-23-18, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Older masters are like younger juniors where the same racers dominate across the board.

It's the young adult and middle-aged groups where specialization and genetic predisposition are rewarded.

Also, there are some athletes that are gifted enough to be able to train their bodies to perform at the highest levels in both Sprint and Endurance events. Jennie Reed is a modern example. She was top world-class and Olympic Sprinter and Enduro...but not in the same seasons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennie_Reed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz8q5BEY6qY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1c2EvzjOgk
True! She did well in either the scratch race or points race (I don't recall which it was), too. She's a jack of all trades, even though her coach says she's a pure sprinter.

I may be an exception. I sprint, and that's it. Oh, wait, I have won a couple of masters district crit championships, but I am NO GOOD in any event that has a hill in it!
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