There’s no escaping from the Olympics, even at Front Line Genomics. Everyone on the team has their sport of choice: I never miss the gymnastics, Carl goes in for the judo and wrestling, and Eleanor is a not-so-secret diving fan. 

The history of sporting achievements suggests that athletes are getting faster, better, and stronger in almost every way. But are they really? Investigative reporter David Epstein takes a good look at the different factors at play in creating those world records.

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