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No more fastest, highest, strongest – just good enough to win

The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius – Latin for faster, higher, stronger.  But recent research suggests that the peak of human physical performance may have already largely been achieved.

If true, that means athletes now can aspire, at most, to be the fastest, highest or strongest on the day. Particularly if many of the current records were set in the early days of the use of performance-enhancing drugs, before testing technology and the law caught up.

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