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2014-06-30 23:03:49

With the IAAF World Junior Championships, featuring top athletes from 180 countries, marking the first time ever held in the United States Eugene, Oregon from July 22-27, 2014, special focus is paid in preparing athletes and ambassadors to deal with external stressors that threaten athletic performance. The Sports Conflict Institute’s Dr. Don Murray has developed a tool to understand and manage key stressors that threaten athletic performance. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 What was...

2013-07-26 13:37:56

As the world's best athletes descend on London today to take part in the Olympic Anniversary Games, a group of researchers from Mexico has provided an insight into the physics of one of the greatest athletic performances of all time. In a new paper published today, 26 July, in IOP Publishing's European Journal of Physics, the researchers have put forward a mathematical model that accurately depicts the truly extraordinary feats of Usain Bolt during his 100 metre world record sprint at the...

2012-04-04 20:32:29

Usain Bolt can achieve faster running times with no extra effort on his part or improvement to his fitness, according to a study published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Cambridge Professor of Mathematical Sciences John D. Barrow illustrates how, based on concrete mathematical evidence, Bolt can cut his world record from 9.58 seconds to 9.45. Usain Bolt holds the current 100m world record, at 9.58s, and has...

2011-10-20 13:29:47

Olympic timing procedures don't accurately detect false starts by female sprinters, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers. Under the current rules, a woman can purposely anticipate the gun by up to 20 milliseconds, or one-fiftieth of a second, without getting called for a false start, the researchers say. "This is unfair to the other women in the race because a medal can be won or lost in 20 milliseconds," said James Ashton-Miller, the Albert Schultz...

2010-12-23 01:57:51

When will runners and swimmers reach their physical limit Running and swimming records are broken again and again at almost every international athletics event. But, can human performance continue to improve indefinitely? Will runners continue to accelerate off the starting blocks and reach the finish line in faster and faster times? Will swimmers always be able to dive into the record books with a quicker kick? Writing in the International Journal of Applied Management Science, researchers...

2009-10-30 17:07:10

When 100 m sprinters launches themselves from the starting blocks, the race can be won or lost in the first few strides. Acceleration through the first few strides is the key to winning gold. So when Stephen Piazza was approached by an American football star, who sprints in his position of wide receiver, to find out how he could improve his technique and training regime, Piazza decided to focus on the athlete's ankles to try to discover what gives elite sprinters the edge over ordinary...

2009-08-23 09:55:00

BERLIN, August 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As the sponsor of the Jamaican track & field team at the World Athletics Championships 2009 in Berlin, Sportlifestyle company PUMA achieved a tremendous track record by endorsing sprint hero Usain Bolt who wrote sports history in Germany's capital when he smashed the 100m and 200m world records. Three-time Olympic gold medallist Usain 'Lightning' Bolt broke the 100m world record with an amazing time of 9.58 seconds, when he seemingly effortlessly...


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