On The Recalibration of World Records: Brief Thoughts



May 4, 2017

On the recalibration of world records: Brief thoughts | The Science of Sport

A proposal to recalibrate the track and field world records by removing all records set prior to 2005 has caused considerable controversy. I offer some views on the proposal, and explain why the step is probably necessary, but should not be ‘abused’ as a sign of a new generation.

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