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Sweden’s Men’s Sprinting

Just a quick note (no graphs) with some historical perspective on the Swedish men’s performance in yesterday’s sprint race. It was somewhat of a surprise seeing Marcus Hellner win, and indeed the Swedes put three (Hellner, Jönsson and Modin) all in the top 5. As far as I can tell, the last time the Swedish […]

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The Unusual Sprinting Success Of People With ‘LL’ In Their Name

Ask, and ye shall receive. Christopher Tassava noted at the link above that the top four female sprinters on Sunday all had a double-L in their names. Coincidence? A mere statistical anomaly? Or should American and Canadian parents start naming their children Allan, Allison or Ellen? I’m being kind of silly here, of course, but […]

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