The Perfection Point by John Brenkus
Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance

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In The Perfection Point, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science,” uses hard data and scientific research to uncover the absolute limits of human performance. The Perfection Point is ideal for sports fans interested in the scientific basis of athletic excellence and a fascinating read for science fans interested in the physics of sports.


About John Brenkus

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John Brenkus has spent the last decade studying and popularizing the unique characteristics of the world's greatest athletes. A co-founder of BASE Productions, he co-created the groundbreaking series Fight Science for the National Geographic Channel and serves as the on-air host, co-creator, and executive producer of ESPN's Emmy Award–winning show Sport Science. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published August 31, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 256 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Thanks to Mr. Brenkus, I now know that terminal velocity = Sqrt[(2 x mass x acceleration) / (C x rho x A)], which comes in handy when calculating the best possible times for swimmers.

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The most enduring memory of the Beijing Olympics was undeniably Usain Bolt smashing the 100m world record – despite having his shoelace undone and visibly easing up to celebrate.

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