Has Athletic Performance Peaked?
In the sports that best measure athleticism—track and field, mostly—athletic performance has peaked. Athletes’ best sprints, best jumps, best throws—many of them happened years ago.
Geoffroy Berthelot, a research specialist at the Institute for Biomedical Research and Sports Epidemiology in Paris says, "We’re reaching our biological limits. We made major performance increases in the last century. And now it is very hard." Berthelot speaks with the bemused detachment of a French existentialist. What he predicts for the future of sport is just as indifferent, especially for the people who enjoy it: a great stagnation, reaching every event where singular athleticism is celebrated, for the rest of fans’ lives.
Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.
- Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
- One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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