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Physiological limits

Eluid Kipchoge made history this October by becoming the first man to run a marathon in under two hours – a feat that many believed to be impossible. Can we predict an ultimate limit to human performance? One method is to use a technique called extreme value theory. Find out more about it in this week’s pick.

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