Seems like athletes are jumping higher and further than ever. But are they really? In this episode of Sport Science we break down and examine the athlete in flight. Can a basketball player jump over a car? We define hang time, and show viewers why gravity is a law, and not a suggestion. Can an NFL running back soar farther than Michael Jordan? Does an NFL wide receiver make a better target than an elephant? Does a professional soccer player performing a bicycle kick move as fast as a helicopter? How do parkour free-runners jump from rooftops and land without injury? We put our athletes to the test to discover who are the highest flyers in sports.
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