Talk:Edwin Moses

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12 steps?[edit]

His trademark technique was to take 13 steps between all the hurdles (or even 12 between some hurdles)

Would someone please confirm or document that Moses took some hurdles with 12 steps? That would mean leading with his right leg, which seems pretty extraordinary even for someone as remarkable as Moses. It would certainly have to be done on the back straight, and it's hard to imagine having the stamina do it at more than one hurdle in a race. Mixing topics, I wouldn't be surprised if Usain Bolt could mix thirteen and eleven strides if he set his mind to it, although that much endurance training would likely sacrifice some top-end speed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Petershank (talkcontribs) 15:51, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Late response, but it is possible. Kevin Young also used 12 strides between hurdles sometimes. But after reading his page and watching 4 of Moses' races, I think you are right and that he only used 13 strides. I will change it, but if someone does have evidence of him using 12 strides, feel free to revert. 62.163.242.38 (talk) 22:46, 29 January 2011 (UTC)