Originally Posted by China_hand_Joe
There has definitely been a boom since the 40s, no -questionmark- Sports science wasn't too good back then -fullstop- The best training techniques from the 40s and 50s are used by everyone nowadays -fullstop-
20% isn't a great margin of difference when you consider that he had awful technique, as I said.
As to Seward: conditions were not comparable--they were WORSE, far worse. And he still did well vs. the 60's Olympians.