21 Jul '13, 10pm

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Double amputee sprinters version 2.0: Alan Oliveria runs 20.66s 200m The next generation of double-amputee sprinters have arrived, sooner than expected. Alan Oliveira of Brazil today won the 200m world title in 20.66s, improving the previous world record for double-amputees by 0.64s. Oliveira, who shot to prominence after defeating Pistorius amidst blade controversies at the London's Paralympics , added the 200m WR to his 100m WR set a month ago (10.77s, 0.16s faster than previous). So, we now see the successor to Pistorius, running 0.14s and 0.64s faster than Pistorius over 100m and 200m, respectively. How much faster will he be over 400m? The answer is "substantially". Even if he does not continue increasing that advantage over the previous benchmark as distance increases, he will run ± 44.3 s. Chances are, it grows even larger. If you saw the race today, and the final 1...

Full article: http://www.sportsscientists.com/2013/07/oliveira-2066s-do...

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