I find it crazy to say she did not have a good world championship. Did you all ever consider that her work in the 400 allowed her to run all of the races she ran. No one ran more rounds. Also, Allyson is not just training for one year. She is training for next year too. Finally, if you have won an event over and over did you ever consider a new challenge might be refreshing. This may be the reason at some point we see Bolt run the 400 (Probobly break the world record in that too) before his career is done
Craig as many people on this site know I am a HUGE fan of yours and every time you run I check the results to see if you broke 10seconds. You are important to a lot of young runners out there for a number of reasons. Now I am by no means qualified to talk about your training or race selection but I think a few more 200s would be useful.
What about Blake? What if he didnt try the 200 when peaked late this year? Obviously, as the World Champion in the 100 Dash it would have been nice to see him Challenge Bolt. But on the other hand he might never have known he was that fast in the 200 (Nearly a world record with a bad start) or that close to Bolt. It creates a amazing race in the 200 for next year. As a track fan I am excited to see what he could accomplish.
I agree Ryan, 200s will be something I will add in hopefully next year. The main issue for me is that:
a) I tend to get injured more in a 200, and
b) The A standard in the 100 is my priority, so until I get that twice, I want to reserve my competition days for 100m races.
One mistake a lot of people make with me is that they assume because I dont do 200m races, I dont do 200m training. This couldnt be further from the truth. I do plenty of 200 based training, just not that many races. My training partner ran 20.47 this year for example, and we do the same training!
Also, the year I ran my 200m PB is the year I ran my worst at 100m. Its probably important to pay attention to that statistic!
Regarding Felix, my point is that by doing the 400, it hurt her in the 200, as she came 3rd, off the back off three consecutive wins. Obviously she had a great champs, Id love to come away with an individual silver and bronze, but, for the first time, she isnt World 200m Champion.