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What gives Bolt the edge-A.V. Hill knew it already!

Beneke, R and Taylor, MJD (2010) 'What gives Bolt the edge-A.V. Hill knew it already!' Journal of Biomechanics, 43 (11). 2241 - 2243. ISSN 0021-9290

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Abstract

The 100m is the blue ribboned event of world athletics competitions, with the winner crowned as the fastest human on Earth. Currently that fastest human is Usain Bolt, who covers 100m in 9.58s, achieving an average velocity of 10.43ms -1 . Bolt is a phenomenal athlete, but what is his trick? Using Hills model, relating muscle force and heat liberation to shortening velocity, we propose that Bolt is at an advantage in relative power development and biomechanical efficiency compared to his contemporaries. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 13:16
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/770

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