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Peter Weyand
Dr. Peter Weyand is a leading scholar on the scientific basis of human performance. His research on the mechanical and physiological basis of running performance has advanced scientific understanding and shaped contemporary training and assessment practices. Dr. Weyand is a Professor of Applied Physiology & Biomechanics and Director of the Locomotor Performance Laboratory at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The unique testing facilities at the Locomotor Performance Laboratory have made the performance lab a draw for world-class speed athletes from a variety of sports.

Entries by Peter Weyand

Cheating in Sports -- Where Do We Go From Here?

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 5:26 PM

"I can't define it, but I know it when I see it." -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Potter Stewart on pornography in Jacobellis v. Ohio, 1964

Consider some of the current controversies in organized sport: football inflation pressures, "flopping" and "diving" to deceive basketball and...

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Performance Enhancing Legs Race Toward the Track Record Book

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 5:26 PM

co-authored by Matthew Bundle, Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Montana, and SMU researchers Kenneth Clark and Laurence Ryan

An intriguing, technological watershed is fast approaching for Athletics -- that defining moment when an athlete with artificial limbs shatters an "able-bodied" world record.


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