Chris Solinsky has debunked the Myth that stated only light weight runners can run a fast 10,000m.
Chris Solinksy’s 26:59.60 10,000m American record is special in 4 ways.
- According to science of sports, Only 31 runners have broken 27 minutes for 10,000m.
- According to running times, No non African-born runner has ever run as fast.
- No one in the world—not Bekele, Tadese, Kogo or anybody else—has run that fast this year.
- The big one: His weight, Chris Solinsky weighs 73Kgs, compare that to the top guns at this level, Bekele at 54 kg (119 lbs), Gebrselassie (56 kg/123 lbs), Tergat (63kg/132 lbs) and Sammy Wanjiru (52kg/115 lbs). The sports scientist has a fantastic graph on these, see graph
So How Did Solinsky Train to be this fast? : Training Regimen & Work Out
The answer is inside a running times interview. The guy disclosed he has focused on aerobic running. By aerobic running he means he does his training by running at a pace he is able to breath comfortably.We can all do this but the special thing about Chris is the distance he covers in a week, he runs 100 – 120 miles a week. He has been doing this over the years and it seems he is now reaping the fruits.
Read the rest of the interview at running times.