Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

In something a little bit different to our normal Rugby Onslaught fare, we came across this TED talk about athletics.

When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David Epstein points out in this delightfully counter-intuitive talk, we might want to lay off the self-congratulation.

We thought it was fascinating so we thought we’d share.


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