Science Of The Summer Olympics: The Biomechanics Of Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt holds the World and Olympic records for the fastest time in the 100-meter sprint. Bolt's stride, strength, and muscle coordination make him not just a biomechanical marvel, but also a gold medal favorite at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

MIT mechanical engineering professor Anette (Peko) Hosoi discusses how Bolt's structure gives him an edge over the competition.

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