A closer examination of the first word in the Olympic motto — “Faster, Higher, Stronger”

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The Chapters

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Chapter 1: Technology

Computer-aided speed; featuring Carmelita Jeter

Taking technology
in stride

Sprinter Carmelita Jeter was born with physical talent, but that wasn't enough. With the help of the latest gadgets, she honed her form to maximize each and every stride.

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Chapter 2: Physiology

Some bodies are built faster than others; featuring Melissa Franklin

Swimmer Missy Franklin has size 13 feet and a wide wingspan. Are athletes' bodies evolving to the point where what you're born with eclipses what you do with it?

Missy Franklin: Built for speed

Swimmer Missy Franklin has size 13 feet and a wide wingspan. Are athletes' bodies evolving to the point where what you're born with eclipses what you do with it?

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Chapter 3: Age

Getting old doesn't have to be a drag; featuring Dara Torres

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Chapter 4: Strategy

Finding a smarter path to the fast lane; featuring Matthew Centrowitz

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Chapter 5: Psychology

Using the mind to go fast; featuring Michael Phelps

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Chapter 6: xxx

Cheating for speed

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