Originally Posted by LuppersGB
A GB athlete in Athens won gold in rowing then got bored and took up track cycling and won gold in Beijing. So it is possible to pick up a sport to Olympic level in 4yrs
Right, but this is an example of an already elite athlete doing it and picking too sports that require great aerobic capacity and leg strength.
Erik Heiden in the US became a pro cyclist
after being the best speed skater in the world.
But just looking at the guy could tell you, his legs would be a pretty powerful engine.