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09-05-2008, 05:29 AM
Rodger Kram mentioned:

Subject: Bolt

This "article" projecting how fast Usain Bolt "could have run" should
provoke a little discussion.


if nothing else, read the acknowledgements section.

Yes, Usain Bolt's 100 m time was fast. However, "My Science," proves
that Usain Bolt's performance is not as

remarkable as that of the future runner from 2,203 A.D. who will sprint
100 m in 0 s. The data are here (I think):

I acknowledge my wife Lisa who makes better pizza than Peppe.

Perhaps I should send these data to Nature?

It's Friday...enjoy,


Paul DeVita, Ph.D.

Secretary-Treasurer, American Society of Biomechanics (Good thing I'm
not President, huh?)

Biomechanics Laboratory

332 Ward Sports Medicine Building

Department of Exercise and Sport Science

College of Health and Human Performance

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858

email: devitap@ecu.edu

phone: 252 - 737 - 4563

fax: 252 - 737 - 4689