The all encompassing "players of today vs players from the past" thread
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03-19-2013, 09:23 PM
Conn Smythe Winner
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So perhaps Bolt is another freak like Owens was.
But his numbers look better because he had the modern technique and training. We make the assumption that if Owens had those advantages, his scores would look better; the reverse is true for Bolt. Would you not agree that were Bolt born during the early 20th century, he wouldn't have run "way faster" than Owens ever did?
Not to mention setting those times on modern running surfaces using modern running shoes ect. Put Bolt in those cruddy old running shoes on a cinder track from the 1930s and I'd guarantee his times would get worse.
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