Olympics 2020: Better Stronger Faster

Over two thirds of all world records in athletics were set in the past 20 years. Let that sink in for a minute. Humans have been competing with each other for thousands of years — and keeping records for nearly 200 — and yet athletes from just the past two decades hold the majority of the top achievements. Why? Most likely, the answer isn’t that we humans alive today are inherently stronger, faster, or more talented than earlier generations; it’s that we have better technology at our disposal.

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Olympics 2020: Better Stronger Faster


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