New Racing Equation for Championship Performance

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W. G. Van Dorn

Research Oceanographer Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 e-mail: wvandorn@ucsd.edu.

J Biomech Eng 122(5), 545-547 (Mar 09, 2000) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1289991 History: Received April 20, 1999; Revised March 09, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
Topics: Equations , Physiology
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World-record times versus distance for cycling, running, and free-style swimming. Offset for swimming distances d≤1500 m shows time advantage conferred by pushing-off at pool ends. The black circle at t=1200 s,x=1610 m is an unofficial record set during the 1988 La Jolla Rough Water Swim.
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Endurance at maximum power for champion cyclists training as candidates for human-powered flight. Line A is a regression fit to the data (Eq. (5)). Curve B is a normalized plot of Morton’s endurance equation (see text).
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Relative finish times of 389 male swimmers in one mile La Jolla Rough Water Swim, by age group. Winning time is taken at the origin of coordinates, also shown as a black circle in Fig. 1.



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