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Usain Bolt’s uneven stride and the NY Times; does symmetry matter in shorter distance sprinters?

Usain Bolt’s uneven stride and the NY Times; does symmetry matter in shorter distance sprinters? In 2012, I reported on Usain Bolt’s 200-meter race during the Olympics and how he slowed down around the curve to prevent a back issue.  He still won that race but did not set any records. After writing this blog, he published his memoir which explained that he was treated by a chiropractor for years who helped him overcome childhood scoliosis and become the fastest sprinter in history to date. The NY Times recently published an article concerning his uneven gait and how he was able Read More »

Usain Bolt is the fastest track runner in the 100 and 200. Can he also do similar times running a mile?

Usain Bolt is the fastest track runner in the 100 and 200. Can he also do similar times running a mile? Recently, the New Yorker featured Usain Bolt, the world record holder for the 100 and 200 and is considered the fastest sprinter. The fastest miler comes in at three minutes and 55 seconds.  Very few elite runners are able to break 4 minutes. With Bolts ability to run short races at amazing times, considering how his body is built, it is reasonable to consider that he should be able to run a fast mile, but maybe not. Training is one of Read More »