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Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Don’t Swim Like a Terrestrial Mammal Edition

Slate’s sports podcast investigates what makes Katie Ledecky so fast.

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In this Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra, Josh Levin speaks with swim coach Terry Laughlin about what makes Katie Ledecky so fast in the water. Plus, David Epstein of ProPublica talks about how 43-year-old gold medal–winning cyclist Kristin Armstrong defies the sports age curve.


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