The meeting data shows that a great hurdle 1 will show up in hurdle 2 and 3 provided it is clean (not falling into it). If one has a technically sound and clean hurdle 1 that has a great time, I would be interested to see if someone could share a youtube link or similar to a poor hurdle 2 and 3 caused by the technically sound and fast first hurdle. Anyone?
Athletes can make mistakes in later hurdles, but I need to see good evidence so post video if anyone has it. Forcing a great start is far different than developing one with sound approaches.
My purpose is not to force a 8 or 7 step pattern, but to look at the direct and indirect impact. So far I hear that it’s doom and gloom having a successful hurdle 1 TD time and the success of the above three examples shows it didn’t hurt hurdle 2 or 3 as they were lifetime or near lifetime performances.
To be positive and constructive, let’s see video to learn if this is not accurate.