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Is there a limit to record-breaking in sport?

Spencer Howson

The Australian swimming team for Tokyo has been chosen… and among the star performers, Queenslander Kaylee McKeown, who has broken the world record in the women’s 100 metre backstroke.

It’s a phenomenal achievement, of course.  Every world record is!

And it raises the question: will we ever reach a point where records can no longer be broken?

Is there an absolute limit to human strength, speed and endurance?

Stephen Bird is an associate professor in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Southern Queensland, and he joins us now.

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Spencer Howson
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