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The countdown to the start of the Olympics has officially begun, what with the Olympic torch on its way to London, and Nike's new cutting-edge track and field unis making the rounds...

About those oddly dimpled track suits: They're highly engineered to help reduce aerodynamic drag, and ostensibly to help American, German, Chinese, and Russian sprinters break records that have stood now for several years. Nike claims that the TurboSpeed technology could boost times by as much as .023 seconds, which would have been the difference between a personal best and a world record for the 2008 100-meter men's winner, Usain Bolt.

The time also meant the difference between Beijing's fourth- and third-place finishes, which means the new unis could have major medal implications for runners come August.


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