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How Usain Bolt can run faster – effortlessly

Usain Bolt can achieve faster running times with no extra effort on his part or improvement to his fitness, according to a new study by Professor John Barrow, Director of the Millennium Maths Project at the University of Cambridge. The study is published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the […] … learn more→

Maths + Sport: exploring the hidden maths behind the Olympics

By what length would Usain Bolt beat you if you raced him in the 200m? Are the long jump or shot put world records more likely to be broken in some Olympic host cities than others? Does the host nation for the Games have an advantage when it comes to winning medals? How does the […] … learn more→