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We give an example of simple modeling of the known sport results that can be used for athletes’ self-improvement and estimation of future achievements.

This project compares the women’s 1500-meter world record times to the time elapsed between when they were run. The function of time which describes this comparison is found through graphing the data and interpreting the graphs. Then the obtained model function is compared to the real time data. The conclusions drawn from the result include that the calculated function of time lacks in accuracy as time elapsed increases, but the model could be used to estimate the future world records.

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Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics

Waren Bye, USF Athletics Department, Track and Field Head Coach

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Annie Allmark