Are We Reaching the End of World Records?

As we near what seems to be the limits of human strength and speed, technology it seems that culture keeps moving the finish line. A recent article in Scientific American asks whether we are reaching the end of world records?

The article reviews how general upward trend in performance is largely due to advances in our understanding of fitness, conditioning, diet and nutrition. However, progress has not been steady, and many things have helped or hindered it including the impact of doping, world wars and social change. The article provides several informative infographics on how performance has changed over the last 100 years. 
 

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