Has The Human Being Reached Its Limits? Perhaps – But Swim Speed Is Not Yet Done

Ian Thorpe (AKA Mr Thorpe) - Australia Swims Ambassador - by Patrick B. Kraemer

After decades of improvement in longevity, size, physical and intellectual performance, human beings have reached their limits on all those scores, according to research. After an Olympic century and a bit of “faster, higher, stronger”, will the next challenge of humanity be to cope and deal with staying put – and finding that acceptable, asks authors Sandrine Cabut and Nathaniel Herzberg in a feature on human limits in Le Monde today. What of sport? What of swimming speed? Can it get to the pace predicted by GDR research?

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After decades of improvement in longevity, size, physical and intellectual performance, human beings have reached their limits on all those scores, according to research. After an Olympic century and a bit of “faster, higher, stronger”, will the next challenge of humanity be to cope and deal with staying put – and finding that acceptable, asks authors Sandrine Cabut and Nathaniel Herzberg in a feature on human limits in Le Monde today. What of sport? What of swimming speed? Can it get to the pace predicted by GDR research?

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