Friday, April 6, 2012

Best Pacing for 400 and 800m Races

Modeled by physcists: "Here a toy model is used to understand a puzzling phenomenon from the sport of track and field. Races are almost always won, and records set, in 400 m and 800 m running events by people who run the first half of the race faster than the second half, which is not true of shorter races, nor of longer."


Derrick Peterman said...

Fascinating. Where do you find this stuff?

Michael Caton said...

This one I found through arXiv's technology review blog, (didn't give a H/T because I don't think they would care). Sweat Science which I have in my blogroll is also a great one.