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Southern Methodist University

Sprinters Attack the Ground

Caption: Ken Clark, researcher in the SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory, observes a world-class sprinter as she runs at top speed on the lab's custom high-speed force treadmill that allows the lab's researchers to capture and analyze hundreds of footfalls at precisely controlled speeds.

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