Originally Posted by Shane Skowron
Really? The 5000 meters is 95% of VO2Max and the 3000 meters is right about 100% of VO2Max.
So you must mean every event above 5k?
No, because everyone (the elite guys) is grouped up towards the end of most of the long distance races. So ability to sustain high lac threshold intensities... aka the sprint to the finish... determines who wins. Not Vo2max.