Chapter 1


T echnology won ’ t hit a home run or score a touchdown. It won’t set a world record in the Olympics or capture a World Cup. But the athletes who use their skills, hard work, training, and talent to do those things are turning more and more to technology to help them reach their goals. Today’s high-level athletes, unlike previ- ous generations, grew up with tech. Many can barely remember a time without cell phones, so there is a comfort level that makes using tech in their sports lives easier. Today’s ath- letes are as comfortable with digital gear as they are with their mitts, rackets, and skis. They’ve been using computers since they

From the field to the mat to the arena, athletes are more tuned in to tech than ever before.


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