Talent & Genetics
Athletic success at the highest levels of sport are obviously based on talent and genetics. It has been my experience that talent and genetics get you there, but with rare exceptions it is those athletes that have a detailed plan that stay there. One off success is one thing, sustained excellence is another. An example that comes to mind is Edwin Moses the two time Olympic champion in the 400 meter hurdles. In his long career he certainly had many challengers equally as talented but he was able to defeat them all because he had a plan and stuck to that plan. The plan was his plan and it worked for him. It probably would not have worked for someone else. The difference is the plan and the execution of the plan.