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The 2004 Olympic women's 100-metre sprint champion, Yuliya Nesterenko, is assured of fame and fortune. But we show here that--if current trends continue--it is the winner of the event in the 2156 Olympics whose name will be etched in sporting history forever, because this may be the first occasion on which the race is won in a faster time than the men's event.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/431525a

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nature

Publication Date

30/09/2004

Volume

431

Keywords

Competitive Behavior, Female, Humans, Male, Markov Chains, Monte Carlo Method, Running, Sex Characteristics, Time Factors