Science of Sport

The Science of Sport

Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance
  • The 2-hour marathon and the 4-min mile
    A recently launched group plans to help runners go under 2 hours for the marathon in five years. is it feasible? For many reasons, I say no. The 4-min mile analogy is often used - here's my response to that particular thought. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • A stragetic and tactical talent management perspective: The viable athlete
    The identification and management of talent is primarily a strategic and tactical function. Too often it is approached as operational, the what and how taking precedence over the why. That leads to ineffective delivery. This post explores the balance between purpose and practice. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • High performance: Complex simplicity
    At the recent BASES conference in the UK, Team GB's track cycling team presented their high performance philosophy. It boils down to "complex simplicity", and its principles are relevant to any coach or HP manager, even beyond sport The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • 2014 New York Marathon: Live coverage
    Live coverage, splits and thoughts from the 2014 New York Marathon The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • What (not) to say when doping accusations come knocking
    What should you say when you're falsely accused of doping? In the climate of cynicism and mistrust, there's a fine line between protesting too much and defending yourself. What would people believe? Your thoughts on doping responses. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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