:> A little known chinese men runner won the 3000 m race with a new game
:> record in the Asian game yesterday.
:I bet that record was really tough too. Who set the record? A Bhutani?
:An Uzbekistani perhaps. Bet it was a well known figure on the world
:scene though. And did he beat the record by 42 seconds like Wang
:Juxia did last year (admittedly in the 10,000)? Or did 4 teammates also
:break the record like the women managed with the WORLD record
:last year? Surely if we are to believe the stuff we hear about the men
:and women performing along the same lines, just at different levels,
:we should expect the male records to be smashed, not just beaten.
We will wait and see. I hope you won't be too shocked if that really happen
several years later. What counts here is the trend. China was very weak in
men's track events even in Asia in the past, they did not win a single medal
in events longer than 400m in all previous Asian games and Asian Champion-
ships. Now Mu Weiguo who only has trained under Coach Ma for 6 months,
improved China's national record in 800m by 2 seconds and won the silver
medal in Hiroshima. Sun Ripeng came out of nowhere to beat the old Asian
games record in 3000m steeplechase by 3 seconds and won the gold. I have no
doubt that this trend will continue.
: And this is only the Asian Games - much lower level than the World
:Record. Surely they could do better than a single runner taking a small
:amount off an "easy record".
:And figures from todays paper - (Sydney Morning Herald) - there is not
:one Chinese male runner in the world top 60 in any event from 800m
After this Asian Games, there will be some.
:> He was the newset memeber of Coach
:> Ma's team and has trained under Coach Ma for only half a year. Well,
:> since some accusision about Ma's female players using drug to set up
:> records, I wander what kind of drug Ma has used on his male runner this
:> time. Any suggestions?
:Maybe this guy was a Tibetan. The Chinese have certainly taught the
:Tibetan people how to run.
If you want to pollute your mind with politics, go ahead, there is a
newsgroup called talk.politics.tibet. It's more suitable for you than this
:As to an actual drug, well erythropoeitin would be a good start for a
:middle distance runner. Steroids might help recovery after hard
:training. *** doping (also illegal) should help too. Although I don't
:necessarily believe he is doing ***, you did ask.
Thanks for lending your secret methods to us. I'm really appreciated.