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The Reality of Sprinting in the Age of Usain Bolt

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– Derek M. Hansen – With recent losses suffered by sporting greats such as Tiger Woods and Roger Federer, it seems that there are very few “sure-things” in the world of elite sports. Enter Usain Bolt, who not only is untouchable in competition, but also able to produce world record performances on demand in major… [Continue Reading]

Where You Look Can Affect How You Look: Running Mechanics and Gaze Control

– Derek M. Hansen – Back in the summer of 2008, I was teaching a sport biomechanics course to a group of coaches. I was presenting a model for teaching running technique and how to use the concept of vision to elicit a desired postural response. When teaching an athlete to accelerate from a static… [Continue Reading]