Science Pushes Human Limits To New Records
37 world records and counting. That has been the Beijing Olympics assault on the record books. New science developments in technology, nutrition and training techniques have all had a part in that success according to a Cox News Services article:
In swimming, Speedo's LZR Racer, a full-body suit made from a lightweight, water-repellent fiber that reduces drag, has received credit for helping athletes to set 25 new records.
On the track, the performance of Jamaica's Usain Bolt - including world records in the 100- and 200-meter sprints and the 4x100 relay - benefited from a sophisticated knowledge of nutrition and physiology.
The slew of records underscores how athletes have capitalized on science and advanced training techniques to push their boundaries.
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