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4 high-tech running shoes that could help Tokyo Olympians hit record-breaking times
What actually works for muscle recovery—and what doesn’t
Surfers are riding a wave of new technologies to their Olympic debut
Eliud Kipchoge just ran a marathon in less than two hours—how much faster does science say humans can get?
American and British scientists split the Nobel Prize for work on how cells handle hypoxia
Women soccer players usually peak in their 20s—here’s why some excel into their 40s
What running ultramarathons and giving birth tell us about the limits of human endurance
Space changes your brain in bigger ways than we thought
The biomechanics behind Michael Jackson’s impossible dance moves
The world’s best freedivers seem to have evolved super-sized spleens