What does it take to be an Olympic sprinter? Power and aggression. WIRED talks to Allyson Felix, Lashawn Merritt, Ashton Eaton, Jarryd Wallace, and Dawn Harper about the science behind the sport, and the mechanics behind propelling their bodies from the blocks to the finish line.
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The Science of Track & Field ft. Allyson Felix & Ashton Eaton | WIRED
Starring: Allyson Felix, Lashawn Merritt, Ashton Eaton, Jarryd Wallace, and Dawn Harper
To learn more about all the Olympic hopefuls, visit Teamusa.org. The Olympics begin on August 5th on the networks of NBC.