I think that 1/2 squats are more beneficial than full squats when training for sports that involve running.

The running motion is just 1/2 squats over and over again. It does not involve the full squatting motion so why do an exercise that isn't specific to your sport.

I know full squats work a lot more muscles and your gains will be bigger by doing them but if you are training for a sport that involves running, why not train the muscles specific to that sport?