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 4×100 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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