Athletics – Seeing’s not believing as shoe tech rips up the record books – Reuters

December 13, 2021 by No Comments

Athletics – World Athletics ISTAF Meeting – Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany- September 12, 2021 Norway’s Karsten Warholm celebrates winning the men’s 400m hurdles REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

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LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – When World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe began his review of the year by highlighting “some jaw-dropping performances” he perfectly encapsulated the sport’s current paradox – people are stunned by what they are seeing, but not necessarily impressed.

For decades, huge world records were often greeted with a weary assumption of doping but many of today’s even bigger leaps are the result of “performance-enhancing technology”.

The dropping of the jaw is all-too often accompanied by the shaking of the head as a succession of astounding performances on track and road have left fans utterly discombobulated.

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Illustrating the issue perfectly was the men’s Olympic 400 metre hurdles final in …….



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