Wind Assisted

Some articles on wind, wind assisted:

Florence Griffith-Joyner - Education and Career
... Several sources indicate that her race was most likely wind-assisted ... Although at the time of the race the wind meter at the event measured a wind speed of 0.0 metres per second (no wind), some observers who were present noted evidence of significant ... Statisticians has listed this performance as "probably strongly wind assisted, but recognized as a world record" ...
Allan Wells - Records
... In 1979 he ran a wind assisted 10.0 in the 100 metres in Grangemouth ... In 1980 he ran a wind assisted 9.2 in the 100 yards in Edinburgh ... In 1982 Wells also ran a wind assisted 19.8 in the 200 metres at a time trial for the Commonwealth Games in Meadowbank, Edinburgh ...

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    To anticipate, not the sunrise and the dawn merely, but, if possible, Nature herself! How many mornings, summer and winter, before yet any neighbor was stirring about his business, have I been about mine! No doubt, many of my townsmen have met me returning from this enterprise, farmers starting for Boston in the twilight, or woodchoppers going to their work. It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.
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