Athletics: momentous sprint at the 2156 Olympics?

Nature. 2004 Sep 30;431(7008):525. doi: 10.1038/431525a.


The 2004 Olympic women's 100-metre sprint champion, Yuliya Nesterenko, is assured of fame and fortune. But we show here that--if current trends continue--it is the winner of the event in the 2156 Olympics whose name will be etched in sporting history forever, because this may be the first occasion on which the race is won in a faster time than the men's event.

MeSH terms

  • Competitive Behavior
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Markov Chains
  • Monte Carlo Method
  • Running / physiology*
  • Sex Characteristics*
  • Time Factors