Quote Of The Day
“The brain is the unseen muscle behind all great athletes, and in the 100-metre sprint it has to work on autopilot. ‘We learn movement in the motor cortex but when it’s locked in it moves to the back of the brain,’ says Aki Salo, an associate professor in sport biomechanics at the University of Bath. … ‘If [British Olympic sprinter] Ashleigh Nelson starts to think about other athletes or where she is in the race, the neural system starts to give way and technique breaks down.’ … ‘After a good race you probably remember nothing,” [former 4 x 100 World bronze medalist] Craig Pickering adds. ‘I only have memories of bad races.'”
– Excerpt from Simon Usborne‘s article in The Guardian, taking a look at the physiological and psychological science behind the 100m.
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