In world-class sprinting, tenths and hundredths of seconds make all the difference. Now, there is clothing that might help sprinters shave that time and break personal and world records during this summer’s Olympic Games.
Nike has developed TurboSpeed, a super-light track suit that Nike claims will improve 100-meter dash times by as much as .023 seconds. The suit relies on aerodynamic dimples to reduce drag on an athlete’s shoulders, arms and calves (areas where resistance is strongest). The dimples rely on the same science principles as the dimpled pattern on golf balls.
Even more interesting … these suits are re-cycled from the equivalent of 13 plastic bottles per garment… making them sustainable as well.
For athletes and Nike, it has long been thought that it’s all about the shoes. However, athletes who take to the track in London for the Olympics this summer may prove there’s a lot to be said for wearing the right running suit, as well.
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