In track and field, it’s a common belief that middle lanes are the fastest. But according to the data, middle lanes aren’t better, and in the 200-meter sprint, outside lanes might even be faster.
A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.
As record running times drop, what role is footwear playing?
Coaches have long thought hurdlers and sprinters start their races differently – our research suggests they need to adjust their thinking.
Sports are segregated by sex. But what happens when athletes don’t fit neatly into sport’s definition of gender?
A new study suggests Neanderthals may have lived in woodlands rather than tundras, meaning they were most likely sprinters.
Sports science suggests not.
Most people follow fixed time periods when it comes to recovery. The latest research calls this into question.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is often hailed as the greatest athlete of all time. But when you crunch the numbers, his name doesn't come top of the list.
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The fastest male and female sprinters attain incredible top running speeds with peaks in excess of 44km per hour and 38km per hour, respectively, in the men’s and women’s 100m races.