For 'blade runners' taller doesn't necessarily mean faster


Photo: Blake Leeper sprints on the indoor track at CU Boulder.; Copyright: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder

Since the rule change of International Paralympic Committee took effect in 2018, some athletes have had to spend thousands of dollars on new prostheses and months retraining themselves to run at a shorter height. But a study suggests that height doesn't make a difference when it comes to speed.