Re: Re: Young prodigy at running?

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Right, that was not to say that it is not a good performance or does not show above average ability relative to peers.  There are other aspects to talent beyond just physical ability, some trainable and some not.  Genetics and environment both play roles.  All of the genetic gifts in the world will amount to nothing if they are present in an environment that is poor for developing and using them well.

My earlier response was born mostly of frustration at too often witnessing people irresponsibly hype up kids with the result being extraordinary social pressure placed on them to take an unsound approach to the sport.  When someone starts winning consistently and at a high level as an upperclassman in high school, then that would be a more appropriate time to really start paying attention.