I came across this TED Talk video on the 278 to Boston blog. In the video David Epstein questions whether athletes really have gotten faster, better, and stronger. He looks at things like the role of technology in improving athletic performance, the role of body types in various sports, and much more (lots of running stuff in there). Very interesting presentation!
Video: David Epstein TED Talk on Whether Athletes Have Gotten Faster, Better, and Stronger
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