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The Science of Sport Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance
  • The physiology of the cold: Why might women out-‘survive’ men?
    Boston 2018 was one for the archives. A brutally cold, wet and windy day made for incredible, unpredictable elite races, and a whole lot of DNFs! There's a theory that women did better in this regard than men, and this post explores cold physiology, and what factors MIGHT explain why women MIGHT be able to handle the extreme cold better than men The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • 2018 Boston Marathon: Live splits and coverage
    Welcome to my live coverage of the 2018 Boston Marathon, where I'll post splits, projections and thoughts as both races develop. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes – a brief overview
    Sudden cardiac death is a spectre that looms over sport. When apparently healthy and fit athletes die during sport, it triggers questions and grief. The latest such case is that of Michael Goolaerts, a Belgian pro-cyclist who died during the 2018 Paris-Roubaix. This video provides an overview of the prevalence, possible causes, and challenges facing prevention. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • Pacing physiology and the limit to performance: A #fourminute mull
    The latest four minute mull explores pacing strategies, physiology and fatigue. In so doing, I offer a theory for the limits to human performance existing at the point where the "reserve" that physiology maintains is no more, the endspurt disappears, and humans are at the limits of what is physiologically possible. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • Team Sky and Marginal Games
    UKAD sent a scathing letter to British Cycling, outlining a series of improper and sub standard processes and governance issues in the aftermath of their Jiffy Bag Investigation. The letter shatters the illusion of Marginal gains by the most professional, well run team in cycling, while the inaction by UKAD despite all the problems reveals the impotence of anti-doping bodies. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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