[quote author="PZale8018" date="1156717377"]
Also, the fact that Gatlin ran as fast as he did with such relatively low stride frequency and large stride length adds quite a bit of credibility to some work done by Peter Weyand, saying that faster running speeds are achieved by increasing ground contact forces, not increasing stride frequency, or turn-over.
this also means that increasing stride length with out increasing power out put wouldnt make you faster but would infact have the same effect that having high frequency would so you cant say that having long step make you faster its alway a combonation of both frequency*stride ength
Just to clarify, when I was talking about Gatlin's longer stride length, I was inffering that he had greatly increased ground contact forces at each step. The increase ground contact force is the reason for his superior speed, not just the length of each step.