The science behind sport’s magic moments

How do the world’s best athletes perform feats of unbelievable brilliance?

By Amit Katwala  

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 in the FIA Press Conference. German Grand Prix, Sunday 31st July 2016. Hockenheim, Germany ©ç

The level of physical ability in the world of sport is reaching a peak. Scientists don’t believe it is possible to shave too much time off Usain Bolt’s 100m world record, it is unlikely that football will be graced with another Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo…

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