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Slowest athletes go faster in team relays

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The weakest members of swimming or running relay teams—those athletes who fared poorest in individual races—showed the greatest gains when performing as part of a team.

“Researchers for years have been attempting to understand the complex nature of motivation in sport, partly to find a way to increase athletes’ motivation to perform,” says Kaitlynn Osborn of Michigan State University.

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