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Testing the Sprint Curve Model using the 150m Bailey-Johnson Showdown

  title={Testing the Sprint Curve Model using the 150m Bailey-Johnson Showdown},
  author={Jonas Mureika},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
Recently, a simple model was derived to account for a sprinter's energy loss around a curve, based on previous sprint models for linear races. This paper offers a quick test of the model's precision by comparing split times from Donovan Bailey's 150m ``Challenge of Champions'' race at Skydome on June 1st, 1997. The discrepancy in the track configuration which almost prompted Bailey to drop from the race is also addressed. 

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