My view is that raw talent plays a HUGE role in determining whether you become elite (World Class) rather than near-elite. Many of us have been taught that putting in the hours and years of training can get you where you need to go. But the truth is when you have raw talent, you get moved to the front of the line. There have been many instances where people had late starts in life but were still able to be world class in a short time. Of course training plays a bigger role in some fields more than others. But I do believe running is one of those sports where the talent rule applies.
2 months ago