Just to follow on from another post, where they were debating if anyone could break 1:40 for 800m.Most posters agreed that it would take someone with 44 flat speed, but there is more too it than that.

Even with 44 flat speed, you would still need to be able to run sub 3:32 for the 1500 to have a chance to break 1:40.

I've done the math

Example; two thrids of 400 PR plus one thrid of 1500 PR

Coe; 46.87 (.666666) 31.25

3:29.77 (.333333) 69.63

Total 101.18 or 1:41.18 (1:41.72 WR)

1:40; 44.00 (.666666) 29.34

3:31.9 (.333333) 70.64

Total 99.98 or 1:39.98 NWR

Sub 1:40 not likely just yet.

Even with 44 flat speed, you would still need to be able to run sub 3:32 for the 1500 to have a chance to break 1:40.

I've done the math

Example; two thrids of 400 PR plus one thrid of 1500 PR

Coe; 46.87 (.666666) 31.25

3:29.77 (.333333) 69.63

Total 101.18 or 1:41.18 (1:41.72 WR)

1:40; 44.00 (.666666) 29.34

3:31.9 (.333333) 70.64

Total 99.98 or 1:39.98 NWR

Sub 1:40 not likely just yet.

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