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GSK Human Performance Lab Helps Athletes Improve Fitness Ahead Of 2016 Rio Olympics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 15

Rory Mcllroy is one of a host of top athletes trying to improve their fitness ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics by working with scientists at a high performance sports laboratory, which claims to be breaking through the limits of human performance. Olympians such as triathletes Jonny and Alistair Brown...

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