Why are athletes performances still getting better?

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Roger Bannister was the first 4 minute mile runner; but since he achieved this feat many many people have routinely managed it. We're not evolving this fast, so what's the reason for the apparent, relentless improve in athletic performance?

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Why are athletes performances still getting better?
« Reply #1 on: 03/03/2011 23:08:21 »
Better training, more awareness of human physiology, equipment to help performance. Better nutritional awareness. More drive perhaps (better incentives)

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Why are athletes performances still getting better?
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/2011 12:11:04 »
Fewer distractions - I remember when the majority of track and field athletes remained amateur in order to compete in the Olympics. 
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