May 15, 2014 5:07 PM Subscribe
In what sports (especially endurance sports) do women perform better than men? And biomechanically speaking, why?
posted by mermily to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I watched this
TED talk about biomechanics in sports and how different body types channel into different athletic specialties. Cool! Then later I read that women hold the world record in some sort of open water marathon swimming event and it got me wondering in what other sports do women hold records over men, especially timed or endurance events. Given the phenomenon that marathoners
tend to be shorter and more diminutive than your typical athlete, it seemed that there must be other athletic events where things like average height, Q angles, etc. come into play in a way that confers the advantage to women more generally.