For top distance runners, years of experience and performance coincide
The World Track & Field Championships were held July 15-24, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon after being postponed last year. Many athletes seemed to be making up for lost time–especially the elite marathoners whose average age was 31 years old compared to the average 100-meter sprinter who was only 25.
Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance researcher Damien Callahan at the University of Oregon provides some scientific grounding to how elite marathoners are able to push the limits of performance even into their 40s.
Read the full article from Seattle’s NPR affiliate KUOW “Age is just a number for some elite marathoners at World Track & Field Championships in Eugene”
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