EXPLAINER: The tech behind Tokyo Olympics’ fast track

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TOKYO (AP) — The Jamaican sprinter and her Olympic-record time captured everyone’s attention. What’s under foot, though, might have been a factor when Elaine Thompson-Herah broke a 33-year-old Olympic record in the 100 meters. It’s shaping up as a fast track surface at Olympic Stadium. The sky just might be the limit for when it comes to setting personal, Olympic and possibly even world-record times over the next week at the Tokyo Games.

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