The 2004 Olympic women's 100-metre sprint champion, Yuliya Nesterenko, is assured of fame and fortune. But we show here that--if current trends continue--it is the winner of the event in the 2156 Olympics whose name will be etched in sporting history forever, because this may be the first occasion on which the race is won in a faster time than the men's event.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/431525a

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nature

Publication Date

09/2004

Volume

431

Addresses

TALA Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK. andy.tatem@zoology.oxford.ac.uk

Keywords

Humans, Monte Carlo Method, Markov Chains, Competitive Behavior, Sex Characteristics, Running, Time Factors, Female, Male