• Corpus ID: 117575321

9.84 vs. 9.84: The Battle of Bruny and Bailey

  title={9.84 vs. 9.84: The Battle of Bruny and Bailey},
  author={Jonas R. Mureika},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
  • J. Mureika
  • Published 16 November 1999
  • Art
  • arXiv: Popular Physics
At the recent 1999 World Athletics Championships in Sevilla, Spain, Canada's Bruny Surin matched Donovan Bailey's National and former World Record 100 m mark of 9.84 s. The unofficial times for each, as read from the photo-finish, were 9.833 s and 9.835 s respectively. Who, then, is the fastest Canadian of all time? A possible solution is offered, accounting for drag effects resulting from ambient tail-winds and altitude. 

A realistic quasi-physical model of the 100 metre dash

A quasi-physical model (having both physical and mathematical roots) of sprint performances is presented, accounting for the influence of drag modification via wind and altitude variations. The race



Inside Track”, Athletics: Canada’s

  • National Track and Field Running Magazine (November
  • 1999

Athletics: Canada's National Track and Field Running Magazine

    A realistic mathematical sprint model accounting for wind and altitude effects