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Symmetrical knees linked to Jamaican sprinting prowess (11/21/2014)

Why is tiny Jamaica home to so many elite sprinters? Robert Trivers thinks it may all be in the knees. ...> Full Article



Key to speed? Elite sprinters are unlike other athletes -- deliver forceful punch to ground (8/29/2014)

Key to speed? Elite sprinters are unlike other athletes -- deliver forceful punch to groundThe world's fastest sprinters have a distinctive ability unlike other runners to attack the ground and attain faster speeds, according to new research from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The new findings indicate that sprinters use a combined limb motion and foot-strike mechanism that enhances speed by elevating foot-ground impact forces. 'The sprinters we tested all used the same mechanism for maximizing force application and sprinting performance,' said lead author of the study Ken Clark. ...> Full Article


You can't teach speed: Sprinters break 10-year rule (7/9/2014)

Grand Valley State University researchers found that exceptional speed prior to formal training is a prerequisite for becoming a world-class sprinter. The findings are published in the online journal PeerJ. ...> Full Article


New study: Running mechanics, not metabolism, are the key to performance for elite sprinters (8/7/2012)

Contrary to traditional scientific understanding, sprint and endurance exercise differ fundamentally in the relationship between exercise mechanics, metabolism and performance, according to new research from the University of Montana and Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Prevailing theory holds that the availability of metabolic energy limits the performance of sprinters and endurance runners alike. But new findings indicate that sprinting performance is limited by musculoskeletal forces and the rapidity with which those forces are impaired by fatigue. ...> Full Article


Physics confirms sprinters are performing better than ever before (7/5/2012)

In this month's Physics World, Steve Haake, director of the Centre for Sports Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, discusses the development of the "performance-improvement index," which uses very simple physics to compare the relative improvement of top athletes in different sports over the last 100 years. ...> Full Article


Foot and ankle structure differs between sprinters and non-sprinters (1/27/2012)

The skeletal structure of the foot and ankle differs significantly between human sprinters and non-sprinters, according to Penn State researchers. Their findings not only help explain why some people are faster runners than others, but also may be useful in helping people who have difficulty walking, such as older adults and children with cerebral palsy. ...> Full Article

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