Real quick-fire today, with some links and things I found interesting this week: [ribbon toplink=true]1. The elite athlete and age: Follow up on my last post[/ribbon] On Wednesday, I wrote a short thought on whether the conventional wisdom around how elite athletes “expire” and fade with age may be outdated. Seems to me that we […]
The aging of elite performance: “Geriatric champions” and have the rules for getting older changed?
Yesterday, I was sent this link. It says that Dwain Chambers, he of THG and a doping ban in 2004 (!), is making a comeback, hoping to qualify for Team GB at the European Indoor Championships. At the age of 40. Well, almost 41. My first thought was “Of course he is”, and then upon […]
World Records: Fossils, stagnation & a tale of two drugs
Almaz Ayana kicked the Rio 2016 Track & Field programme off with a sensational World Record, demolishing one of the “unbreakables”. But the T&F Records tell us interesting stories about doping and performance limits, and this post explores some of those in the context of the growing mistrust of performances and doping
7 High Performance principles for sport and business
High performance, whether in sport, or business, shares certain key concepts. This article introduces eight high performance concepts that span the sport-business divide.
Bricks, mortar and high performance inefficiency
South Africa has numerous world-class high performance centers and institutions. Visiting elite Kenyans ask why, with such privilege, we fail to produce more Olympic champions? We explore the implications of one Kenyan’s surprising answer