Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Check this out

Gold medalist Usain Bolt crossing the finish line wearing not an ultratight spandex shirt, but an ordinary fitted tank top. Now look at the women's 100 meter run winners as well; at least one also has worn a standard tank top, and also got a medal.

Maybe one of these days, more track coaches will figure out that you can run just as fast in a tank top and shorts as you can in spandex, and millions of runners not entirely secure in their bodies will be eternally grateful.


Gino said...

i remember what the track runners wore when i was in high school.

when i saw what they are wearing today, in high schools, i was shocked that parents would let their daughters 'run around' dressed like that.

Bike Bubba said...

Yup. The thing that gets me is that the total contribution of clothing in wind resistance and so on is well less than 1%. Don't ya think that maybe, just maybe, track coaches would realizes that non-exhibitionists just might be able to run a fast 100 or 200?

Now they've got their proof. Now if only we can get regular shorts back for those who are running. It's not like I'm asking for a burqa here.