Friday, February 19, 2021

Another Masterful Track Performance

The 2021 Olympics in Track and Field is likely to be amazing.

Second best indoor time ever.


Just so many runners, so good. 

"Quicker than his outdoor best!" Yeah, that's not supposed to happen.


commoncents said...

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ps. would you consider adding CC to your blogroll? thanks!

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I am unlikely to change the blogroll soon, though I do have a few people I should have added years ago. I will note to my readers that the post you link to is a nice collection of information, and not spam.

Deevs said...

I don't know much about track events, so why would outdoor times typically be faster than indoor times? The potential for a helpful tail wind? But if the wind direction doesn't change, that tail wind would change into a head wind on the other side of the track. Can you enlighten me?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Tighter circles indoors, mainly. It used to be that indoor tracks had worse surfaces to run on, such as wood, but I think artificial surfaces and mostly evened that out.

james said...

FWIW, that tail wind might speed up your time in one direction, but it slows you down in the other--and because you're slower, you're facing it for longer, so your overall time is worse. Think of the extreme case, where it blows hard enough to double your speed in one direction, but holds you at a standstill in the other.